After we toured the Mediterranean Conservatory at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Don and I headed over to the Desert Conservatory.

What a contrast in humidity, colors and textures.

A Baja fairy duster, named so because its red flowers are shaped like miniature feather dusters.

Don and I visited the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens yesterday for the Winter Fire Colors Flower Show.

The show featured flowers in hot colors from Mediterranean climates.  

There were eye-catching green globes of hanging sedums.

And cyclamens in shades of pinks and purples.

Forest lily.

Chilean bellflower.