This is a tree that I visit every spring: the orchid flower tree, or orchid tree, or something like that. It is covered with these ridiculously luscious flowers, and seems as if it is from another world altogether.
Salvia is the Latin name for sage. There are so many kinds! Russian, Mexican, hummingbird, white, purple . . . the California climate where I live is perfect for so many. If I could, I would fill my garden with them – the pungent aroma, the colors, the variety are endlessly fascinating. Additionally, they are easy to grow and don’t need much water.
I love monkey flowers, most likely because the name is so weird. Orange, yellow, and red are the most common colors.
Pomegranates start out as flowers, and then turn into . . . pomegranates! They are fun to watch grow throughout the season.