Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Red, Orange and Yellow

Lantana camara 'Radiation'

Calliandra californica




Rosa 'Gold Glow'


Lantana camara 'New Gold'

Chrysactinia mexicana

Senna artemisioides





Baileya multiradiata


Last week I lost track of what day it was (a hazard of retirement) so I missed Bloomin' Tuesday! I have nothing unusual blooming this week, but what is blooming is looking good in our mild winter weather. I have some wildflowers coming up, and if we get another couple of days rain, I'll have a nice show. However, if rain doesn't come, the wildflowers will just dry up and that will be that for this year. It will be a couple of months before the cacti starts blooming, but at least I have some color in my garden in right now.

17 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Aiyana
It's good to visit your blog again on Bloomin' Tuesday!
I love all your beautiful blooms today. I love Arizona wildflowers, they are always so colorful!
Love, Ann

Darla said...

You have a lot of bright color in your yard! Love the sunny yellows!

beckie said...

Your blooms are lovely, Aiyana. The lantanas both are such bright colors. I don't think I've ever seen the Senna before-how tall is it? It reminds me of what I used to call Granny's Pocketbook. :} And of course the rose makes me sigh... Hope you get some more rain, it would be a shame not to see your wildflowers.

perennialgardener said...

Wow you have some beautiful hot colored blooms right now Aiyanna. It will be a few more months before my Lantana starts blooming again. :)

Carla said...

ahhh color! Brown, with bits of green, is the color 'round here. Thank you for sharing your beauty today:)

Jean said...

I'm lovin' all the beautiful summery yellow! Lovely! The Calliandra californica is amazing. Thanks for the pick-me-up! Jean

Paula said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing, it does my heart good!
Paula from Idaho

playsdolls said...

It is always to come here and see your blooming tuesday,you have such wonderful blooms all of the time.

Claude said...

Lucky you, to get these bright colors... I had a really nice week, and now freezing rain. Hmmmm

jodi said...

OOOh, sunshine turned to flowers! Love it. I am very fond of lantana (which are only annual here) even though they smell a little...pungent. It's a treat to see what's blooming there, as always.

Aiyana said...

Beckie,
The Senna is also called Feathery Cassia and Silver Cassia, can grow to 6 ft. tall and wide. The downside to this shrub is that after the flowers are spent, long brown seed pods form and need to be pruned (or picked) off. If they are left on the ground, they eventually split open and new little plantlets start coming up. I love the fragrance of this shrub when it's blooming. Very strong and honey-like.
Aiyana

MrBrownThumb said...

I really like your Lantana pics. Ever year I tell myself to save it and I never remember. Last year I saw some Lantana topiary and they were 50 bucks! I about had a fit in the nursery-and I wanted it so bad. If only I could remember to overwinter them.

Grammy said...

Hi Aiyana, You have some great blooms The Calliandra californica is awesome. I have never seen one of those. Have a great week. I can't wait till we get warm weather again.

Ashraf shreif said...

UMMMM Aiyana , you have botanical garden very beautiful

Mary Beth said...

I have never seen that orange lantana - Beautiful (Orange is my new favorite flower color) - A butterfly enthusiast once told me that Lantana 'New Gold' doesn't produce nectar - so I've never put any in my garden. But I see it listed as a butterfly plant - I'd love to know if you see butterflies or bees feed on your 'New Gold' lantana.

Barbara said...

What a feast for the eyes to see all these bright and wonderful shining colours! We still have to wait some weeks, until there are some coloured spots in our gardens here in Europe. But I don't mind, winter has its good sides too....work in the garden can wait!
Have a lovely Sunday and thank you for your comments!
Barbara

Julie said...

If I lived out west, my yard would have a huge area devoted to Calliandra californica!!! I love those red powder puffs!!!