This month the theme for the Gardening Gone Wild photo contest is flowering trees. I thought of using a closeup of a flower from a tree but decided to go with the whole tree. This Desert Museum palo verde (Parkinsonia ‘Desert Museum’) in the Cultivar Garden at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden provides lovely dappled shade with cheerful yellow flowers. It is alive with large black bumblebees. Walking along the path beneath the arching branches on a hot spring day is truly magical.
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