02 July 2007

Willow Blooms from the Ashes

Today, our desert willow, Chilopsis linearis, burst forth from near death with beautiful deep purple and pink blossoms. This relative of the catalpa is native to the western parts of Texas, but I'm forcing it to grow here in the Blackland prairie. I couldn't resist its strange wild shape and blooms that come on again and off again throughout the spring, summer and fall. I'm happy that it likes its new home in our backyard.

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