It's been an odd spring here in south central Texas ... some plants are blooming behind time, some ahead of time and some on time. It's all good, though. Here are a few shots from the gardens.
That's it for March. Full disclosure: I finally finished this post just after April Bloom Day. My good friend Carol at May Dreams Gardens, the originator of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, now hosts a podcast with our friend Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings. Give The Gardenangelists a listen!
|This is a Coreopsis I purchased at my nearby Lowe's and I am happily
surprisedby how well it's doing. Will it continue throughout the
heat of late spring and the evil season? I can only wait and see!
|Hinckley's Columbine with visiting friend
|I am delighted with how well this Rudbeckia 'Early Bird Gold' is
doing in my garden. I wish I'd bought more of them at the delightful
Urban Roots garden center in New Orleans when I visited in January.
|Red Fountains Skullcap and Freesia/Laperousia/Anomotheca laxa,
a small bulb that also reseeds, which is why it's all over the gardens
|Texas Bluebonnet and Texas Betony
|Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye
|Another Rudbeckia, this one self-seeded, I think 'Indian Summer'.
But what's with the manky foliage?
|Spiderwort, spiderwort and more spiderwort.
It will soon be history in this area.
|This pink Spiderwort, however, I absolutely adore. It
goes dormant in the heat and isn't as relentless a reseeder.
I call it Zapp Hall Pink because my original plants
were found at Zapp Hall in Warrenton.
|This small bed has been a real joy thus far this spring.
I planted Phlox, Dianthus, Violas and Snapdragons
amongst the other beauties. Yes, that's more Zapp
Hall Pink towards the patio. Bless my mess.