Just as we all had relaxed into spring with some rather warm days, the weather forecast predicts a freezing frost for tonight. Just like the Easter bunny, the temperatures are hopping up and down, again.
Many people have planted bedding plants and their veggie gardens. I put in a few bedding plants on Saturday but am glad I didn’t finish the task. Mesquite trees have bloomed; that is supposed to be a full proof sign that freezes are over. See previous post about Mesquite Legend.
The leaves should turn color in the fall to hues of red, orange, and yellow with another round of flowers. Because our summers are so harsh, I’m not sure that will happen here.
In bloom already is this mystery bush. The leaves are different than most of the other flowering shrubs here. I can’t find a record of its purchase and don’t remember where I bought it. I really do try to keep up with the receipts, What can I say?
Blue Wild Indigo or Blue False Indigo (Baptisis abstralis) is a flowering bush native to mid-western North American. The False Blue name means that it has been used as a substitute for the dye producing plant Indigofera tinctoria. Common names also include rattle weed, rattle bush, and horsefly weed.
Spring can be unpredictable and is proving to be extremely so this year.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein