Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday Purple Explosion




The "Texas Sage" bush is planted everywhere in Tucson, and during most months a person hardly notices them, with their gray silver leaves and a few purple flowers here and there. However once the Monsoon rains start, they seem to explode with flowers, as mine has in the pictures above. Driving around town, I am blown away by the beauty of these common plants giving their yearly show of flowers!
Mine is very overgrown and I was considering pruning it back into a more manageable bush, but now that it is blooming so incredibly I think the pruning will have to wait!
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11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh my! These are gorgeous! Love the purply/pink color! Thank heavens for rain!

Perennial Gardener said...

Gorgeous blooms! That silvery-grey foliage is a great contrast.

Deb said...

Beautiful purple blooms on your Texas sage bush.

Anne Fannie said...

What beautiful purple flowers! I just love the desert summer rains!

I likE plants! said...

Awesome, explosion of color. I wasn't into plants when I was there so I don't remember. I do remember the beautiful mountains esp. up north of you!

Jean said...

What gorgeous flowers! It must be a beautiful sight to see them everywhere. Love the silvery foilage too! Great post! Jean

Aiyana said...
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Aiyana said...

My Texas Sage is also in full bloom! Yours have more pink than mine, but I love them all. The landscape maintenance crew is over today, and I gave them explicit instructions not to shear the Texas Sage. Sometimes they don't listen, so my hubby is out keeping an eye on them.
Aiyana

Deborah said...

Wow! Looks like pink popcorn!

Naturegirl said...

In the desert it is wonderful to see this color! I have purple featured today too but is of a different sort.
It must be really ((((hot))) in AZ. now!! My son who lives there has escaped to the beaches in Dan Diego with his family.Stay cool :)NG

Catherine said...

Purple explosion ~indeed! Beautiful flower, beautifully captured also! I have a Texas sage called coral nymph~are you familar with it..? I love it, it seeds itself all over my garden, the butterflies and hummers love it too! I would love to find the purple beauty!
Happy weekend!
Cat