Friday, April 06, 2007

First Blossoms

I didn't see any desert peach in blossom on my walk yesterday. Today I saw this one. Within days whole areas of our landscape will be pink as they explode into bloom. They are very fragrant, and the insects love their nectar.

If you think this looks like wild rose, it is a relative. Mim named her farm Desert Peach Farm after them. They're the harbinger of high desert spring and I'm always delighted when they finally show their colors.

If you don't want them growing in your yard, you have to remove them when they're immature. Look at the size of these thorns on a mature plant!

On the other hand, you have the dry creek that runs through our property and for which our place is named, Sage Creek Farm. Guess why we call it Sage Creek.

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