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When I was a kid, my grandpa brought us a small raspberry bush for our new house on Monac Drive. We had a garden next to the garage, bordered by a white picket fence. We had strawberries, zucchini, tomatoes and other vegetables. Grandpa planted his single raspberry in a corner of the garden.

Parry's Penstemon

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Another flower to plant if you want to attract hummingbirds is the Penstemon. This is Parry’s Penstemon. I’ve been spelling Parry wrong all these years!

Chuparosa Flowers

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Chuparosa, also known as hummingbird bush, is a pretty drab shrub with beautiful flowers. It’s native to Arizona and great for xeriscaping. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard, you should plant one or two.

Scorpionweed Flowers

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Here’s my favorite little purple weed. It grows all along the roadsides in Arizona, but unless you stop to look at some close up, you never see the wonderful spirals of the stems.

Red Fairy Duster

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There are usually fairy duster-type flowers in bloom during most of the year in Arizona.

Blue Medicine Bottles

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There are lots of captivating things to photograph (and purchase!) at the Downtown Phoenix Market, especially when you have a Lensbaby to play with.

Single Pink Fairy Duster

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Single blossom of the Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) shrub, taken at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Chocolate & Coffee Twice Today

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Who could ask for more?

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Ruellia peninsularis flower, old and out of shape.

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