“Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers.”–Alice Oswald Penstemon’s are a native Arizona wildflower. There are many different varieties and colors.
There are over 250 species of penstemons in North America and east Asia. They are also called beard tongues because of the appearance of an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue sticking out. They are usually a deciduous plant that can reach up to ten feet tall. Penstemons are mostly ornamental, but have also been used… Read More LOVELY PENSTEMONS
It’s wildflower season! Wild lupines, penstemons, and sunflowers are a few seen in full bloom this time of year. Here’s a little info… Lupine. There are over 200 species of wild lupines in North and South America, most are North American natives. They are flowers that usually have blue and purple hues, but there are… Read More PAINT IN THE LANDSCAPE
The White-lined Sphinx moth is also known as the hummingbird moth or hawk moth. Their range extends from Central America through the U.S. and into parts of Canada, flying in many habitats including deserts and gardens. The hummingbird moth reference comes from their rapid wing movement while they hover over flowers while feeding. They also… Read More WHITE LINED SPHINX MOTH