The bluebonnets are in full bloom in the garden this weekend. The show is not as spectacular as last year's but I have more prairie paintbrush blooming along with them this year, which makes for a nice show:
Bluebonnets, yellow and orange Paintbrush:
The Primrose are also looking quite spectacular today:
And new this year are poppy anemone Mr. Fokker. I am completely in love with these and I want more of them! They look like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors before they open:
Upon opening, they are so velvety-soft looking:
Also new this year White Cemetary Iris:
The Eve's Necklace tree is humming with giant bumblebees that are apparently heavy enough to open up the strings of dangling flowers to get at the nectar upon landing on them. As a side note, this tree also creates perfect dappled shade to hang the fuschia under:
The Crossvine is also in full bloom and humming with honey bees as opposed to the giant bumblebees:
These double daffodils are blooming. I'm not sure what they are called, but they sure are pretty:
Under the Texas red oak that is puking pollen everywhere...
grow the Narcissus 'Thalia'. These have been wonderful for me coming back year after year surviving through baking heat and drought and our as of late unusual arctic winters:
Speaking of our unusually cold winter this year, I thought I had lost my Texas Mt. Sage, but I spotting leaves popping out of it just yesterday. Woo!:
Now excuse me while I go plant some new flowers in the garden and string up the Scarlet Runner beans. It's Spring in Central Texas and the garden calls!