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.

 

One of my favorite pastimes is walking around the garden to admire our plants and flowers. Another reason I love having a blog: It’s allowing me to document our slowly expanding Albuquerque garden. ♥

Aster… planted this year. By the way, we’re gradually eliminating the gravel from our flower beds and can’t wait until it’s gone.

Basil… it smells so wonderful. Yum.

Sage. I’m not sure what variety… it was here when we moved to Albuquerque. The bees and butterflies love it.

Goldenrod… also planted this year.

A volunteer morning glory in last year’s pot. One of my very favorites.

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’…  look at how much it has colored up. I don’t recall my sedum in Maryland being so colorful.

 Our sedum flower heads are beginning to color up.

They’re stunning with yarrow… one of my summer favorites. ♥