Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Painted Bunting!

OMG! I just saw a Painted Bunting at the fountain in my back yard!! But he flew away before I could get a picture. Darnit! I'll be sure to keep my eye out for this guy from now on, maybe I can get his photo...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bloom Day - July 15, 2010

I'm a day late for bloom day. Meh, it happens. Here we go:

Bessaria Elegens has bell-shaped flowers and reminds me of a spring-blooming bulb, but it blooms in the summer(this bulb is native to Texas and Mexico):

Pride of Barbados is always outstanding in July:

Abssynian Gladiola. And WOW does it ever have a strong scent in the evening!:

Tropical Milkweed. Queen and Monarch butterflies are always having parties on these:

Chocolate Flower. It really does smell like chocolate! I love to go outside in the morning as the scent is the strongest then:

Brazilian Petunia. This one is NOT invasive like the purple ones, but I find it does not over winter as well for me:

Gladiola 'Atomic' is just finishing up blooming:

Mexican Oregano and Texas bluebells:

Desert Willow bloom with Texas Sage in the background:

And some white rain lilies: