15 April 2008

Argentina, Texas, and Baja

Melanie and I have taken a lot of time researching and planting interesting desert natives on our property. This spring, we're starting to see some of the results.

Argentine Giant - Echinopsis candicans
Known for huge night-time blooms that only last one day.

Texas Rainbow - Echinocereus dasyacanthus
A hedgehog with color variation within each stem, and large flowers.

Baja Fairy Duster - Calliandra californica
Multi-stamen flowers enjoyed by butterflies and hummingbirds

Pink Fairy Duster - Calliandra eriophylla
Flowers more profusely than the Baja variety.

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