And why shouldn't it be? An abundance of rain has brought new blooms to the gardens here on my corner of Katy.
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens, the originator of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. If you haven't read her posts on her visit to the gardens of Elizabeth Lawrence, who was the inspiration for GBBD, you must do so!
|This is a rain lily ... but is it Zephyranthes grandiflora, Z. labuffarosea or a Habranthus?
|The crinum given to me by Amy lo these many years ago and identified by her as Crinum rattrayi (C. jagus var. rattrayi) is blooming.
|Stars and Stripes Crinum
|'Caldwell Pink' rose
|'Senorita Blanca' Cleome blushes prettily amidst verbenas and pavonias.
|Rose 'Mrs. Dudley Cross'
|Soapwort/Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis, I think)
|Pink Surprise Bush (Orthosiphon labiatus) with Pigeonberry (Rivinia humilis)
|One of many beautiful coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)
|Coral vine (Antigonon leptopus)
|This sweet little Winecup (Callirhoe involucrata) refuses to acknowledge that it is an early spring bloomer.
|One of the many Serenity Mix verbenas, or maybe Plantation Rose?
|And the butterflies' favorite: Zinnias!