Saturday, March 17, 2012

March Bloom Day - a couple days late.

OK, ok, so I missed bloom day. My camera broke and I'm on my backup camera. When I went to offload the pictures, I realized I had misplaced the cord and couldn't connect it to the computer. I picked up a new cord today and now I have the pics in my grubby garden fingers!

It has been raining quite a bit this spring so far in Texas. More than I have seen in years! The garden is looking fab due to this extra rain and super-extra mild winter. I am super excited about the garden this spring as I'm sure this very early warm weather is really a harbinger of evil death star drought and death for this summer and I am gonna enjoy the flowers while they try and bloom before it is 100+ degrees every. single. day.

What's blooming now:

Globemallow. Holy cow this is looking outstanding right now. Love, love, love this one:



Look how stunning it is behind the color guard yucca:



closer:



Another fav of mine is the original tulip clusiana with the magenta center:



They have been slowly spreading each year and so now I have several:



Side view:



In the back garden the tulip clusiana Cynthia and Tinka are blooming:



Closer of Cynthia:



Cynthia is all buttery yellow inside with yellow stamens and Tinka is buttery yellow in side with red stamens. Other than that, I think they really look about the same.

More Cynthia:



More clusiana under the weeping possumhaw:



Oh! The bluebonnets are blooming. I don't have as many this year as usual due to the extended drought of the last couple years, but here are a few with some prairie paintbrush:



A few more:



The white cemetery iris are blooming. I put a bunch in a pot so I could have them in my entryway where I can stop and give them a good sniffing now and then:



Ajuga is also blooming. They add some color when the canna are still coming back from the winter freezeback:



Blackfoot daisy is blooming. They survived a near death experience in the hellstrip last year, but they bounced right back this spring. Yay for drought tolerant perennials!:



The bulbine are enjoying the warm spring:



The columbine is looking and smelling wonderful:



Closer:



The crossvine is just coming into bloom and looks splediferous above the coral honeysuckle vine:



Hoop Petticoats. So sweet:



Narcissus:



Phlox:



Pink Primrose. A bit of a thug in the garden, but I just love these so much and they die back to the ground by the time it gets hot anyway:



The Texas Mt Laurel is finishing up blooming. Sure wish I could bottle the grape soda scent.:



And Thalia narcissus. I really love these. They come back year after year for me. I recently replaced some other narcissus that didn't make it through the drought with these guys since these don't seem to mind being baked hard at all (hippies!).



Wider shot:

2 comments:

Lancashire rose said...

The mallow certainly is a beauty. I am hoping it will like my garden to. Lots of lovely natives in your bloom day show.
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Bob said...

That is one beautiful mallow. I just got to get one of those.

These recent rains have really turned your garden on, just beautiful.