|Old-fashioned Bridal Wreath Spirea reminds me of my MawMaw.|
|Just one of many Toadflax (Linaria maroccana)|
|They're my signature spring annual|
|This bed filled out nicely (the stump on the right was a gift from my contractor Brent, who found it at another client's and knew right off it was something I'd like.)|
|A closer look at that bed: Verbenas, Laura Bush Petunias, Phlox, Violas, Linaria, Leucojum, Corsican Violets, Spiderwort, Heartleaf Skullcap, Blackfoot Daisy, Larkspur, Louisiana Iris and Alyssum are amongst the residents.|
|'La Marne' redux: interesting variation in bloom color|
|Bluebonnet and Poppy|
|A white Winecup (Callirhoe involucatra)|
|The Sinojackia blooms are irresistible to the pollinator community!|
|Last month there was 1 bloom on this Homestead Purple Verbena ... I like it better this month!|
|I think this Redbud needs the darker 'Oklahoma' variety as a companion.|
|The Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina) was added to the front garden last fall. Spring-blooming trees make my heart sing.|
More than just flowers bloom in our gardens, friendship and camaraderie can be found as well. I had the privilege of sharing the gardens on my corner of Katy with my fellow Houston garden blogger David of Tropical Texana. Since he works at a nearby elementary school, he stopped by for a visit one day last week. The time flew by as we shared our gardening stories and I look forward to future visits with him. In another 10 days or so, I'll host a garden blogger from much farther away: Pat of Commonweeder will be in town to visit her daughter and has promised me they'll visit. And at the end of the month, it's my turn to host the monthly meeting of WOW: Women of W(h)ine will gather here to sip and sup. Cheers!
Yes, I had so much fun as well and I was shocked that we had visited an hour and a half when I drove away!!!! It seemed like minutes, didn't it?
What a fabulous set of photos and it's twice the fun knowing that during this next month your Texas cottage garden will get even better as all those myriads of other flowers join the symphony!
I may have to drive by with my teacher friends for a 'roadside' tour. Thanks for living on a corner. :-)
NOTE to the rest of the garden community: Cindy has dozens and dozens more flowers growing beside these! It's a dream world with flowers at every turn and every season.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston
How fun to meet up with some fellow bloggers--I'm sure Pat will enjoy the warmth of Katy after a long MA winter and your hospitality.
I'm also ready to take up an old, broken section of concrete path, and need to decide what to replace it with: gravel, pavers, mulch, grass... Ah, garden projects. Where would we be without them?