Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wishes Fulfilled...

'Desert Museum' - about 5ft tall
When I first redid my back garden (about 3 years ago now), I wanted a Palo Verde tree. At the time, there were none to be found (or so claimed the landscaper), so I didn't get one. But when one of my other trees decided it really didn't like the desert, I started looking for a new tree. And Gerhard at Succulents and More helped me along, by pointing out all the different varieties out there. And a few weeks ago, I finally badgered the local nursery into getting me the one I wanted...

The picture above shows my Ceridium x 'Desert Museum' (or maybe it's Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum'?) in it's container. And here is it planted in the garden:
Planted in place of the Cersis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
We're at the edge of the winter hardiness range for Palo Verde - so it was important to get this one planted early to give it the most time to establish before winter. There are several mature trees in my neighborhood, so if it survives the first winter, it should be good.


  1. It looks like a very nice tree, Renee. I like the lacy foliage and yellow flowers. I hope it does well for you.

    1. Me too! If it makes it through the first winter, all should be well... so fingers crossed it doesn't get too cold! The summer heat shouldn't be an issue. Thanks for commenting!


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