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Helloooooo! My goodness, I suppose it’s been awhile since I posted anything! I didn’t mean to let so much time pass between posts…I put the blog on the back burner, then over time, it got moved to the back 40 burner, haha.

How are you? Doing well, I hope.

I’m fine, thanks for asking. Life in Phoenix is ok. Although we’re supposed to hit triple digits later this week and it’s only April. That has me concerned. But otherwise, things are good!

I’ve driven through the mountains east of Phoenix twice in the last six weeks, and each time I didn’t have my camera with me. Which was a shame, as the wildflowers looked gorgeous in the foothills. So yesterday I packed up my camera and took off in search of color in the desert.

I found lots! Look at all the beauties I found blooming, like these Desert Marigolds:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

Such cuties!

I love, love, love the color of Globe Mallow:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

Even the Prickly Pears were blooming:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

I saw lots of cactus flowers that were hot pink but I couldn’t get close to them with my camera. (Translation – if they weren’t by the side of the road, they weren’t photographed, haha – I wasn’t going to go trekking through the dirt!)

I think this is Thistle, but I have no idea what kind. The bees and I love it though:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

I don’t know what these purple pretties are but I’m a big fan:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

On one of my drives, I saw some pink flowers that I think were Penstemons. I didn’t see any yesterday – I think they were at a higher elevation than I was willing to go on a Sunday drive.

Besides the wildflowers, the mountains were home to a Saguaro Cactus forest:

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

None of my photos do the mountains any justice – they are so beautiful!

Desert Marigolds, Liza's photos, Good To Grow blog

Happy Earth Day everyone!

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

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