During the time of this write, I was skeptical that I wouldn't have a post a day for you. I know I don't have to do it but I love hearing from you all and they're a lot of fun to do. Plus it allows me to write down my thoughts. And just when I thought things would come to a halt for a bit(teaching summer school), nature in the Old Pueblo picks up and presents me a new challenge. Over the next 3 days, I'll present Tucson plants that attract the critters. I'm pretty excited about these photo shoots.
Orange Jubilee Esperanza Bush or the one with them orange bells:) This is a Tucson winner for every gardener. Plant in hot hot sun and it rarely requires watering once established. Click on the link above for more info. This post is from my Garden Series last year. It's loved by butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and a big fat caterpillar known as the hornworm which then turns into the Sphinx moth....that is if the bats don't eat them first:)
I'm really excited to present the photos during these next 3 days. I was able to get an iconic shot, but more on that later:) We will get to revisit some garden favorites with our wildlife friends. It doesn't get much better than this. I feel like all the hard work in the garden is really paying off. Oh and why the title? Because in my limited human mind that's how I imagine these flowers to taste....like Orange Sherbert on a hot summers day:) More tomorrow.....
That plant and one other always did well in Indio & Coachella in Riverside Co California. Incredibly most of the best looking gardens were modest homes in hispanic neighbourhoods as opposed to the giant well manicured Country Clubs and rich Homes around the entire Coachella Valley. Figures though, the owners of those homes no doubt working for the rich valley Lords who employ everyone else to maintain their great Empire domains.ReplyDelete
I love the orange Esperanza, and am looking forward to more. I would love to be experiencing that stormy weather, especially the lightning you guys get in thst area.ReplyDelete
I love seeing your wildlife....makes a change from the same old things here.ReplyDelete
The conditions you describe sound very much like our summers / 'wet' seasons. After months of no rain, the 'smell' of approaching rain mid-summer is just brilliant. It's one of my favourite things about our horrible summers.ReplyDelete
Loved the Carpenter Bee shot. It's not a very flamboyant creature, but the Esperanza blooms certainly have fabulous colour.
Good Morning, I love your Orange Sherbert. Do the orange bells attract hummers too? It is wonderful you are able to enjoy your garden after all your hard work. Great photos, have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos Chris and the Orange Sherbet flower is beautiful. Your weather at the moment sounds very exciting - although I am not sure about the humidity! You can almost feel the heat emanating from the flowers!ReplyDelete
wow chris...that Orange Jubilee is gorgeous. i can just imagine what the entire bush must look like when all the flowers are blooming...and ALL the critters are feeding!ReplyDelete
be safe in your monsoon-y weather!
I absolutely love your enthusiasm for photography Chris. I have a feeling that you would find something interesting to snap whatever. I think your Tucson weather is a bit similar to ours here in Perth and I know exactly what you mean about the 'smell' of the rain. Looking forward to seeing your iconic image.ReplyDelete
These are indeed a favorite in my brother's yard who lives in Tucson. The never disappoint. I like the lumbering progress made by Carpenter Bees. They seem to always be in a state of Zen. :) Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
beautiful blooms. my trumpet vines were eaten to stalks by the grasshoppers this year...ReplyDelete
The Orange Jubilee is so pretty, I'll have to step up my search for one. I'll bet it looks wonderful with caeselpinia.ReplyDelete
Nice bee photos.
That orange sherbert does look good enough to eat, if you're a carpenter bee. We have those bees up here and they freak out visitors because of their huge size. And the North Rim sweet smell comes from the cliff rose.ReplyDelete
Boy I could use some orange sherbet right now! (And some rain! You Tusconians really need to learn how to share!)ReplyDelete
The orange flower reminds me of a trumpet vine. The hummingbirds love them. You have beautiful photos today.ReplyDelete
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They are beautiful and let it grow beautifully. Yours.
Catching up with you from all my travels ... love the orange colors. Storms always bring out such interesting colors.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colour, so bright and fresh. That is an interesting bee like critter too, looks pretty large.ReplyDelete