The Giving Gift

Last September I ordered three amaryllis bulbs from amaryllis.com and scheduled them for delivery in November. I had several varieties of amaryllis, one going back to the original bulb given to me as a Christmas gift by a co-worker and the others picked up from bins at the grocery store and Home Depot. They were … Continue reading The Giving Gift

Esperanza = Hope

The vibrant yellow blooms of esperanzas always delight me when I see them.  Tecoma stans are a hardy, drought tolerant shrub that is also known as yellow bells. It's easy to see how they got their Spanish nickname. Esperanza means "hope" in English and the color yellow is associated with friendship.  And, they truly are very … Continue reading Esperanza = Hope