Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrate the Fairy Dusters


Fairy Dusters make me want to tell stories of nymphs and fairies, butterflies and hummingbirds, birthdays and parties.  These evergreen shrubs love sun and heat and are so easy to care for.  They bloom late winter to mid spring and sometimes longer.  The flowers are puff balls of pink or red that entice hummingbirds. 
When the blooms fade and become seeds, many birds come to eat them and even open under ripe seeds. 
Since it is my birthday, I get to weave a story of finding bushes in the desert in full bloom and just knowing that they were waiting for the night when millions of stars appear and invite all the desert folk including fairies and nymphs to celebrate my special day!  Can’t you just see that?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrate the Fairy Dusters


Fairy Dusters make me want to tell stories of nymphs and fairies, butterflies and hummingbirds, birthdays and parties.  These evergreen shrubs love sun and heat and are so easy to care for.  They bloom late winter to mid spring and sometimes longer.  The flowers are puff balls of pink or red that entice hummingbirds. 
When the blooms fade and become seeds, many birds come to eat them and even open under ripe seeds. 
Since it is my birthday, I get to weave a story of finding bushes in the desert in full bloom and just knowing that they were waiting for the night when millions of stars appear and invite all the desert folk including fairies and nymphs to celebrate my special day!  Can’t you just see that?