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Let me off the grid! A journey toward artful, holistic living in the middle of Sin City...

A journey toward artful, holistic living in the middle of Sin City...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Desert Blooms

This is a cleome, or spider flower.  I remember seeing them in my great-grandmother's garden when I was a child.  I thought they were so strange and exotic looking.  Years passed, as they do, and I forgot about these funny flowers until I saw them one day in a seed catalog.  Well, nothing would do but that I had to have some for my garden.  And best of all, they are drought tolerant!  So I sent away for some seedlings this spring and now they are beginning to bloom.  I love it when the past reaches into the present...

2 comments:

Vintage Green said...

Oh......I love cleome!! I hardly ever see it anymore! Thanks for stopping by Vintage Green, I'm not sure how inspiring my garden is ...yet...but if we would just get some sun..............it looks like we garden at opposite ends of the spectrum. I could use some of your sun and you could use some of my rain? Happy Gardening...........Gayle

Walk in the Woods said...

I love the cleome, too! My New England soil is a bit too rich and moist for them. I've tried growing them, but they resist. I've always thought of them as a "Dr. Suess plant." Strange and wonderful!