I took a break from the garden today and went gallivanting with my mother. We traveled on down the road a piece from my corner of Katy to the tiny community of Cat Spring for their annual Antiques & Garden Show. Although it was a small show, it was a lovely day to be out roaming the gently (VERY gently) rolling hills of Central Texas. Right now only a few Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja) can be spotted and it's clear that the flora of the area is still feeling the effects of a long hard winter. In a few weeks the wildflowers for which the area is known should be in full and glorious bloom. Stands of Drummond Phlox were blooming on one memorable stretch of road and I came home convinced I must find a spot for such a planting. I didn't take my camera with me, dang it, so am unable to share their beauty. Although I didn't buy any antiques or yard art, I came home with two Rose-Scented Thyme, one of which is pictured above. They have a slight but pleasant aroma of rose-scented geranium. I'm experimenting with thymes as ground cover in some areas of the gardens. They look great right now but the real test will come in a few months!
Tomorrow is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and I do intend to participate when I get home from my day at the Houston Chronicle. I may even break out my new camera for the occasion!