Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest - Flowering Trees
This month the theme for the Gardening Gone Wild photo contest is flowering trees. I thought of using a closeup of a flower from a tree but decided to go with the whole tree. This Desert Museum palo verde (Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum') in the Cultivar Garden at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden provides lovely dappled shade with cheerful yellow flowers. It is alive with large black bumblebees. Walking along the path beneath the arching branches on a hot spring day is truly magical.
Former native plant garden hotline lady at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, I continue to garden with natives, give talks, do garden consults, and write. Each month I work with other volunteers in the So Pas Nature Park weeding and cleaning up. Get in touch with your home - grow native.