Monday, May 4, 2009
The Mohave Indigo Bush
8 pm, 76 degrees F. It has been warm and windy the past few days. Some of the new plants I recently transplanted in our yard are suffering from the drying winds. I just hope they make it! I hope to have some front yard photos soon. I keep thinking the yard isn't ready to be photographed yet, but maybe you would like to see the work in progress. I am finding that gardening in the desert offers a set of challenges that are new to me. I am making an effort to chose native or at least drought tolerant plants as much as possible.
Just this past week, the Mohave Indigo Bush (psorothamnus arborescens) began to bloom. I would love to have this bush in my yard, but so far I have yet to see it for sale anywhere. Maybe I can keep an eye out for seeds in the fall.
I have managed to carve out a tiny bit of studio time. Not nearly as much as I would like, but better than nothing. Here is one of the new paintings. This is oil, paper and window screen on canvas, and it measures 12 x 24 x 3 inches. I'm still thinking of a title, and I am not quite sure if it is finished yet, but here it is, regardless.