Today was a beautiful sunny day, albeit a bit windy, and instead of showing what's blooming on my corner of Katy, I thought I'd show you what's blooming out at Treesearch Farms, my favorite local grower and wholesale nursery. I consider myself a horthead but Treesearch owner Heidi Sheesley makes me look like a poser ... she's been gardening since she was a toddler and her enthusiasm for plants has made Houston a more beautiful city. Before I got down to the serious business of selecting plants, I strolled the grounds of Treesearch with my camera and added a few plants to my wish list in the process.
|This is Bartlett's Bauhinia, B. bartlettii.|
It's one I've never seen before and if I could
only figure out where it would fit, I would
consider it a must have!
|I forgot to get an ID on the tree but look at the Silver Mound Lantana|
growing underneath. That's a Salvia greggii on the left behind it.
|I do believe this is the coolest arch I have EVER seen. WANT.|
|Seriously. This is beyond awesome.|
|'Coral Beauty' rose ... I used to have this. Wish I still did!|
|Rose pink Achillea ... do you say Uh-kill-EE-uh or Uh-kill-LAY-a? |
Several of the garden bloggers had a discussion about this but
failed to resolve the issue.
|Callirhoe involucrata, Winecup, has been my favorite spring wildflower|
since I was a child.
|You can surely understand why when you look at this bloom!|
|'Homestead Purple' verbena planted with 'Passalong Pink'|
verbena is stunning.
|I have 'Homestead Purple' but I brought home a|
'Passalong Pink' for the express purpose of creating this combination.
|Coral Salvia greggi with a snapdragon|
|Iris 'Cemetery White', a Southern favorite|
|If you're a Texas gardener, you are legally required to plant|
bluebonnets. Well, you should be.
|This may be Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes', I didn't see a label.|
|It's as pretty in the midst of opening as it is in full bloom!|
|Lemon shrimp plant with Paco's Possumhaw in the background|
|Cestrum (Orange Peel?)|
|This fellow obligingly posed for me on the banks of the pond.|
|This small tree was my favorite plant today. It's a|
big-flowered Silverbell (Halesia).
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is the brainchild of Carol of May Dreams Gardens. Visit her there to see what's blooming in other gardens around the world!
That looks like a fun nursery!
I used to have a winecup in my old Massachusetts garden, which I got in a swap. Haven't seen it anywhere in the nurseries here, I should just buy a couple from somewhere online. I love the way it twines through the bed.