For blooms can be found on my corner of Katy despite painfully hot and dry weather. It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and this month I've decided to spotlight one special plant.
11 months ago, Hurricane Ike tore through the Houston area and left a wake of destruction in its path. My Bauhinia galpinii was one of the plants most affected by the high winds. She was a pitiful sight indeed right after the storm, as you see in this picture. I remember all too well my despair at the first sight of her ... I wondered if she would ever return to her former glory.
The answer to that question is in the picture below. Just look at her now! Even my highest hopes have been exceeded and I've decided I should call her Tina because she survived the worst Ike could throw at her and came out better than ever.
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Garden for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Visit MDG for links to other garden blogs and see what's blooming in gardens around the world.