I spent the morning of Earth Day shooting at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It had been almost a year since my last outing there making my trip long overdue. I had heard from another photographer that the Demonstration Garden was full of flowers and was anxious to see what I could find.
The Desert Meadow was full of Mexican Evening Primrose (Oenothera belrlandieri). The flowers are about 2 inches in diameter and the petals are paper-thin with pink veins and a sweet fragrance. Although they look delicate, they are easy to grow and can be invasive as they spread. They require little water and maintenance and look great as a ground cover.
I use to have them in the front yard of another home we lived in and enjoyed them each spring. Maybe next spring I’ll find a place in the yard of our current home to plant them.