So it rained one week ago after months of dry skies and a month of 100 degree temperatures. The flowers have taken advantage and responded with blooms a-plenty.
Here is the Coopers Rain lily that I discovered I had earlier this spring when it surprised me with a bloom. It has now graced me with a second bloom:
Here is another white rain lily or Fairy Lily Zephyranthes candida. This one likes consistently moist soil in the summer and dry soil in the winter. It therefore enjoys living in the drainage field of my air conditioning unit.
The Mexican Single Tuberose I planted this spring just started blooming. It smells so wonderful!:
A side view:
And a close-up:
The Winecups just started blooming. I planted these from seed in January (yes, I know they are supposed to go in during the fall time, but I was lazy and didn't get around to it) and they are just now blooming:
The rains really set the Texas Sage blooming as well:
A closer look:
Oh! A garden friend jumped onto Significant Other's back and I snapped a photo. Such a pretty green grasshopper:
Hyacinth Bean flowers:
This is the Scarlet Runner bean that I was told would not grow well for me down here. Well, it seems to be doing just fine:
I planted it where it would get afternoon shade and I am sure that helps. It is too hot for it to set beans however, so if I want those I have to wait until fall when the weather cools down. I grow it for the superb red flowers it gets, however, and for the hummingbirds who absolutely LOVE this vine. They are always fighting over the red flowers: