Thursday, May 26, 2016
Purple and lavender are two of my favorite colors so when I see those colors displayed in flowers, I tend to be drawn right to them. That's what happened last Sunday when I took that early morning walk at the Desert Botanical Garden. The first ones that caught my eye were the bee balm plants in the wildflower section of the garden. There were fields of the shaggy beauties all along the trails.
Another one that I love seeing is the bright blooms on the Guayacan plant. This plant is labeled as under special protection. It's native to northern Mexico and into Central America.
Over in the herb garden area I found rows of Lynn's Legacy Sage with lovely lavender blooms all over them. I do love cooking with sage but I don't think I've ever used this variety.
A little further down the trail, I saw the artichokes had gone to bloom. One part of me hates to see them blooming because they aren't edible after that but, the other part of me loves the lovely lavender thistle-like bloom on top.