Do not adjust your monitor ... this is not a flash forward to April ... and you're not having an out of body experience ... but feel free to be a little freaked by the sight of bluebonnets growing on my corner of Katy. I've been watching the bluebonnet above all summer, expecting to see it go roots up any day. They are not heat loving annuals by any means and seeing it thrive despite intense heat and a couple of bouts of torrential rain has been a little surreal. I expected it to keel over when the heat returned after the rain from Hurricane Alex in July. But it kept a-goin' (I'm hearing Henry Gibson ...). Will it do so now that the rain from Hermine has passed and the temperature is headed back to the mid-90s? Beats me!
It's not the only bluebonnet that is growing ... others germinated in July and August and are growing slowly but steadily, each in different parts of the garden. And judging from the size of the one below, it just germinated in the last week!
I will be surprised if even the more mature plant blooms before winter arrives. But, hey, I have bluebonnets growing in September ... so I could have bluebonnets blooming in October!
I hope you'll join me in posting Three for Thursday, if not this week, then next! Pick 3 pictures of plants from your garden ... tell us about 3 books you've read that you want to share ... rant about 3 things that bug the heck out of you ... show us 3 pieces of garden art or 3 photos of egregious crimes against gardening ... you choose what your three will be. Just have fun, be creative and leave me a comment when your post is up!