Bean pods on bushes with orange, yellow and red flowers – Growing tips

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Using bean pods to grow your bird of paradise plants is uncomplicated and well worth the effort. Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Red Bird of Paradise, is a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae, pea family. Other common names are Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Mexican Bird of … Continue reading

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What insect has one of the most painful stings? – meet the Tarantula Hawk wasp

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Tarantula hawks, aka – pepsis wasps, are impressive with bright orange wings on a large velvety black body.  They feed on nectar from flowers but are most famous for their battles with tarantulas !!  The fearless tarantula hawk female that … Continue reading

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Interesting Saguaro Cactus Facts

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One of Arizona’s most majestic, lovable desert cactus plants is the Saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea. Being aware of the saguaro’s history and incredible internal design, it is an honor to walk close to the Giant Saguaro that is over 150 years … Continue reading

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Purple, Yellow, and Red Lantana are some of the best drought resistant plants

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Lantana is the best heat resistant plant that can add a punch of color to any flower bed. Lantana flowers come in a variety of orange, white, pink, yellow, purple, red and bi-color options. These hardy plants are native to … Continue reading

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Male and Female Mourning Doves work together to build their nest

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It is spring and the male mourning dove labors hard to set up his territory.   When this male bird is ready to mate, he circles in a courtship flight and chases other doves from the area he desires to … Continue reading

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