Monday, March 8, 2010

Signs of Spring On My Corner of Katy


The first Iris (confusa? japonica? whichoneisitia?) is making my heart sing ...

The mockingbirds are up and singing before the sun rises, making it impossible for the Head Gardener and me to sleep in ... Mock-yeah-ing-yeah-bird, yeah, YEAH, yeah!

The mosquito hawks are blundering about ... and mosquitoes have been spotted (ACK!) ...

The Confinchion is winding down with only a few stragglers remaining (that may be due in part to construction activity right next to the Confinchion Center) ...

Flowering trees are budding out ... Sinojackia and White Redbud (aka Oxymoron tree) ...

The humidity is back ... cue moans & lamentations ...

Nurseries and garden centers are busy, happy places once again ...

Winter weeds are dying back, at least the Oxalis and Chickweed ...

The Oakleaf Hydrangea has big fat leaf buds!!!! ...

And the two Nantucket Blue Hydrangeas brought home from GWA are budding, too ...

The oaks are tasseling and about to get messy ...

Columbines are gearing up for their big show ...

and every new Toadflax that opens is a reason to celebrate!





3 comments:

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

How lovely to have color in the garden again. Only snowdrops here, but the snow is melting and it's raining so Spring seems to be here ... I hope!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Spring is bustin out all over! This is the time of year when it is good to live in Texas!

Cindy, MCOK said...

Ms. Wis, it was a long hard winter for us down here in Texas and I am happy to see the last of it! I don't know how y'all do it, I really don't.

MG, isn't it great to see spring flowers again? I'm looking forward to bluebonnets!