Sharing with You the *Great Rains* in Texas this week!! Hooray, Texas has been saved. My trees have been saved. Rainbow Creek has had just enough rain every day to cool off from the 3 digit temps. Huge clouds that do not melt and rain clouds that rain-----a winning combination for my Trees. They are sooooo happy, they were dancing in the street! (well, almost). It is a good thing no one comes down my road to see us out walking in the street, enjoying the cool down. WE are one old lady, one fat Sissy, one little golden King, one baby buzzard in the tree and one kite in the other tree-all watching the sky! Who would believe it? (True)
Enjoy your photostudy and slideshow of the great sky!
Sky slide show (short)
The Bees and Flowers are happy also!
Aloysia is a genus of flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. The roughly 35 species of aromatic shrubs it contains are generally known as beebrushes, with the most well-known being lemon verbena (A. citrodora). The genus is named for Maria Luisa of Parma (1751-1819), wife of King Charles IV of Spain.
Selected species[edit|edit source]
- Aloysia citrodora Palau – lemon verbena, lemon beebush (Argentina and Bolivia)
- Aloysia dodsoniorum Moldenke (Ecuador)
- Aloysia gratissima (Gillies & Hook.) Tronc. – whitebush. A low shrub, it grows to 3 to 5 feet tall with a vase-like form. May be winter deciduous. The small purple, pink or white flowers are borne in apical clusters.
- Aloysia lycioides Cham. – Sonoran beebush (moist canyons of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Sonora). A thickly branching shrub, it reaches 3 to 5 feet tall with a vase-like form. Given that the small round leaves are winter deciduous in USDA zone 9, it best for a background plant in the landscape. The small white flowers are borne in clusters on the tips of the branches.
- Aloysia macrostachya (Torr.) Moldenke – Rio Grande beebush
- Aloysia scorodonioides (Kunth) Cham.
- Aloysia virgata (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. Native to Argentina. Upright habit, slightly weeping branches. Highly fragrant delicate white flower spikes. Attracts both butterflies and bees. 
- Aloysia wrightii A.Heller – oreganillo, Wright's beebush (Southwestern United States, Northern Mexico)
From the Google Index:
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Love to Everybody-