Moon flowers and sun flowers

June 19, 2019

I returned home Monday afternoon from five marvelous days of garden touring and sightseeing in the Denver area, where I attended the annual Garden Bloggers Fling. Night-blooming datura (Datura wrightii) greeted me when the sun went down.

As dusk fell, it unfurled platter-sized, white blossoms with a lemony fragrance. Moths and other night pollinators, here’s your welcome mat.

When the sun rose the next morning, this little cactus in a wall planter unfurled its moonshine-yellow flower and pointed it at the blazing sun. Bring it, Death Star.

I’ll share many posts about Denver gardens soon, so stay turned for xeric rock gardens galore and spring-like images from the Mile High City’s high-altitude gardens.

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