Of course, I`ve already stated my liking for Leavenworth Eryngo in past posts. It`s starting to put on it`s show!
Color Guard Yucca, also beginning it`s second year.
The two cacti I brought back from Big Bend last December have done well and I`m hoping that David Cristiani of the desert edge fame will see these and lend me some experise naming them. The seedling with the yellow flower buds and artemisia like foliage sprouted from the transplanted barrel cactus below. I have no idea what it is either, but I like it. I`ve mulched the pots with broken Indian artifacts I`ve collected over the years. They seem to add a little something to the appeal.
Firecracker fern, a new planting, but I expect big things from this down the road.
I`m not big on annuals, but how do you beat Periwinkle for heat tolerance?
Santa Fe was hosting the annual Indian Market and it was fun to walk the plaza looking at the art, jewelry , pottery and the famous architecture.
As I stated earlier, Los Alamos, where we decided to stay offered the Canyon Rin Hiking Trail a short walk from out hotel and I tookan early morning , cool air stroll and snapped a few plants along the way. Artemisia frigida is a fav of mine and I sure would like to have it my garden. It looks great in it`s native masses along the trail.
A coneflower with narrow leaves with which I`m unfamiliar.
Another mystery plant(so far) with trumpet like flowers in profusion.
A great , long foot bridge over a finger of the canyon.
New Mexico has it`s own special character. The Rockies make room for desert and many other high country settings with their own types of plants. It makes for great sight seeing and great chances for photography. I usually have to get at least one fix every year of the clear air and mountain scenery. Los Alamos is just over 7,000 feet with corresponding flora. My son guessed very accurately that altitude by his own experience roaming the area around Colorado Springs.