Saturday, June 6, 2009

Palo Verde Tree

Palo Verde Tree, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

This is my favorite tree, from the electric lime green bark to the
mass of yellow blossoms that engulf the tree in spring. I have over 50
trees on my property.

One fun fact that I just found out. . . it is a nurse plant for
Saguaro Cacti ( another great plant I will show when it blooms ) by
providing a canopy to shelter the cacti with shade in summer and
warmth in winter By the time the tree dies in about 100 years the
cactus will take over the spot. How neat is that ! I only have one
tree that is doing that on the west side of the house.

This tree is why the Arizona-Sonoran Desert always looks so green.

Cheers, parsnip


  1. It IS wonderful! I am glad to have found you (via Eryl).

  2. debra. . .

    ouhhhhhhh ! Thanks,

    Eryl's blog is so interesting ! I found her blog through Easywriter's. I am not a writer as noted by the Photo's and very short comments but I am enjoying many of her writer friends...

    How fun is it to get to know and read about people all over the world.

  3. This is one of the most interesting nature facts I've ever heard and it just proves what I tend to believe: nature isn't brutal at all, not always.

    You may not be a writer but you are an artist, and we artists, whatever our medium, must stick together.

  4. Eryl. . .

    I think so too ! sticking together makes us strong.

    Among all the sadness and injustice in the world there is also great Beauty.