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This is my first "Bloomin' Tuesday" post.
I found the Bloomin Tuesday group when visiting the Water When Dry blog. I was looking for a little desert garden help. http://waterwhendry.blogspot.com/
After my enjoyable and inspirational virtual walks through the other Bloomin' Tuesday gardens, I wanted to invite each of you to join me in my AZ garden.
Remember to visit my MI garden this summer by clicking the link on right "In the Garden at the Lake."
Here is what is in bloom today in my AZ garden...
Purple Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia violacea var. santa-rita. I love the purple flesh color of the cactus and the lemon yellow color bloom.
There are a couple of other verities of Prickly Pear that have a greener flesh with bright blooms. The Beaver Tail Prickly Pear that has a fuchsia bloom and one variety has the most vibrant orange bloom. I must add those to the garden.
The paddles of this cactus are used in Mexican cooking and have the consistency of Okra. The fruit produced by the bloom I hear makes a beautiful jelly. My Prickly Pear needs to get a bit larger to produce enough fruit for jelly.
Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' is blooming very interestingly this season!!!
Chocolate anyone? Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata - smells like chocolate.