Finally, Some Sunshine

After nearly three days of rain, the High Desert is starting to see some sunshine and blue skies.

Mountains covered in Snow.

Mountains covered in Snow.

Mountains covered in Snow.

Mountains covered in Snow.

I awoke this morning to a beautiful view of the Mountains, which were covered in snow. The soil on the other hand, is still damped from the excess humidity and moisture in the air. As I walk around the property, I am pleased that there are no damages to the plants and the structures. All the plants look a lot happier and healthier.

Flowering Photinia Fraseri.

Flowering Photinia Fraseri.

A few of my Photinia Fraseri shrubs are already showcasing their small white flowers and red color of new growth. Fraser’s Photinia is a beautiful drought tolerant shrub that is great for hedges and privacy.

Coleonema Pulchrum (Pink Breath-of-Heaven).

Coleonema Pulchrum (Pink Breath of Heaven).

Coleonema Pulchrum (Golden Breath of Heaven).

Coleonema Pulchrum (Golden Breath of Heaven).

My Coleonema Pulchrum “Pink Breath of Heaven” and Golden Breath of Heaven” are covered with beautiful tiny delicate pale pink flowers and fragrant leaves. What I love most about this shrub is that it’s drought tolerance, wind tolerant, non-invasive, evergreen and has an aromatic fragrance when crushed. It blooms from late Winter through late Spring.

Thuja orientalis 'Berkmans Golden.'

Berkman’s Golden Arborvitae (Thuja orientalis ‘Berkmans Golden’).

This time of year, the Berkman’s Golden Arborvitae in my backyard are looking lovely with their delicate and attractive golden foliage. I have a few of these disease free, hardy and drought tolerant evergreen shrubs with the tallest being on each side of the entryway to my enclosed Patio. The shrubs are starting to produce cones.

Wishing you a wonderful time in your Garden today!



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