Saturday, April 25, 2009
I dropped by Mesquite Valley Growers nursery today to pick up a few fresh patio plants and found that their Easter Lily cacti were in bloom.
I was watching a TV show the other day and heard a plant person say that the only color flower that you can't find on a cactus is blue. Anyone know if that's the case? I don't think I've seen a blue one...
Talk about a crown of color!
They have a nice selection of fountains. I'd like to add a fountain someday to my backyard. I've gotten rid of a small patch of grass around my patio and am trying to figure out what I want to do with things there.
This is one of several varieties of catclaw found at the nursery. They don't seem too serious about selling them... Seems they are always found at a different location than the last time I visited, and then often out of the way. This fellow was resting behind a bunch of pots. Seems like a great place to be a mouser / guard cat / greeter.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I dropped in on Tucson Botanical Gardens again today while out running errands. I wanted to see what new types of butterflies they might have flying around in their exhibit. Here are a few snaps I took today. Amazing patterns and camouflage! As usual, you can click on pics to get a little closer view.
This one was interesting. It appears to have lines in its pattern that make it look like legs on this side of the butterfly.