Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blooming Today In My Garden...

Chuparosa (Justicia californica)
Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia mexicana)
Lantana 'New Gold"
Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata) and Lady Slipper(Pedilanthus macrocarpus)


In May, I posted the views from my house looking north and south. This is the rest of the story.
Looking west down my street. Today was kind of hazy, as you can see in this and the next photo. Almost every house has desert landscaping. The staked Mesquite is on my property, which ends at the curbing.


When I look east, this is my view right across the road. The crops change with the season. Currently growing is Maize. You can see the University of Phoenix Stadium and the Phoenix Mountains beyond.

19 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Aiyana .. I find the desert garden style so relaxing to look at .. it is some what like a Zen garden to me .. the views you have are so pretty .. it proves you certainly don't have to have a chocked full garden to have a gorgeous looking one !
Joy

Sweetie said...

You have a wonderful view from your house. The Mexican Bird of Paradise is lovely as is everything. I love to look at your blooms as some are new to me.
Sweetie

Darla said...

The only flower posted here that I know about is the Golden Lantana. Pretty cool. You have great views.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

How beautiful, the maize looks somewhat like the corn here in Iowa.

Dee said...

Beautiful! Things are starting to bloom again everywhere! Don't you just love this time of year! My neighbors yards are not so nearly landscaped as yours- I am definitely the oddball of the neighborhood!
I hope to get a Bloomin Tuesday post up later today- work is getting in the way of my fun today!

Carla said...

What pretty yellows! The Chuparosa (Justicia californica), I think that is my mexican honeysuckle-is it bushy with fuzzy leaves? Your photos are beautiful!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Aiyana, I love your Mexican Bird of Paradise. I love Arizona in the winter time, the weather is always so nice. We are going to our vacation home on the Colorado River in Parker this weekend. October and November is my favorite time in Arizona. What a great view you have looking east! I hope it never changes for you!
Love, Ann

Grammy said...

What wonderful pictures. All the yellow . I was in Tempe and Sadona. in feb -mar year 2000. By the end of the week my uncle was like go home . It was the year of 6 inches of rain in one week vers 1 year, At first he was happy with the rain. I said has to be my fault. cause weather here in Mo was great with out me.

Jean said...

Your area is really beautiful and I appreciate you sharing photos with us. Looks like your garden is coming back to life! Lovely! Jean

Suzanne said...

I'm going to love visiting your site when it's -20 degrees outside and the ground is frozen solid. It will be nice to know that someone is enjoying warmer weather somewhere! Some really beautiful shots today. I especially liked the Mexican Bird of Paradise.

kate smudges said...

You have incredible views from your house! I love the field of maize. I like your mesquite tree and the Chuparosa. What a gorgeous colour it is!

Julie said...

OMG! you live in absolute paradise!!! How interesting, fun, and beautiful! WOW!!!!

Laurie and Chris said...

Love all the pretty yellows!

Cathy said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the Chuparosa. The only thing that bloom in my area was 8 inches of snow.

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beckie said...

Aiyana, the Chuparosa is beautiful. Such a bright stand out color. And of course I love all your yellows. I'd never seen Desert Marigold-I like it better than the regular kind. You have such a seren view-so peaceful. How interesting to have Maize growing so near you.

I left a note on my blog to you, but decided to leave one here to. If you would email me more about your rash and what you do for it I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Jon said...

Aiyana, It is such a treat to sneak back online to post a few things and then to visit your lovely blog once again. Such a feast for my "sick" eyes. Thank you for your comment and kind words on my blog while I was off on medical leave.
Best regards, Jon at Mississippi Garden on 11-1-08

Jon said...

Aiyana, It is such a treat to sneak back online to post a few things and then to visit your lovely blog once again. Such a feast for my "sick" eyes. Thank you for your comment and kind words on my blog while I was off on medical leave.
Best regards, Jon at Mississippi Garden on 11-1-08

Wurzerl said...

I love the beautiful view from your house. And so many yellow flowers - so many sun! We are awaiting snow!!!
Have a great week Wurzerl

Laura Z said...

Great photos! I've been thinking of planting a mesquite tree, mainly for the smell. Do you use the wood in your fireplace or cooking? I bet a few cuttings would taste great on the BBQ!