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!