Here's what's blooming in my Central Texas garden this April. Visit May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in gardens all over the world.
In the front yard:
'Mealy Blue Sage' (Salvia farinacea), 'Carefree Delight™' rose (Rosa x 'Meipotal' P.P.# 8841), and white autumn sage (Salvia greggii).
'Indigo Spires' salvia, four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa), and rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala).
A close-up of the rock rose.
Cedar sage (Salvia roemeriana).
A singular, spectacular Byzantine glad (Gladiolus byzantinus) from a $13.50 bulb from Old House Gardens.
Was she worth it? Every penny.
In the back yard:
'Buff Beauty' is putting on her very first spring flush. The old gardener's adage, "First year-sleep; second year-creep; third year-leap" holds true once again.
Always the last to bloom, 'The Fairy' rose is getting started with a few dime- and nickel-sized blooms. (Correction: next to last to bloom; the Chrysler rose has yet to bloom.)
Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) is the wildflower of the year in my garden.
A few sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) adorn the chain link fence. This variety is 'Wedding Blush' from Botanical Interests. The aroma is glorious.
Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). It smells soo good.
In between, on the shady west side of the house:
'Texas Gold' columbine Aquilegia chrysantha hinckleyana 'Texas Gold'.
(Must have heard me talkin' bad 'bout it, because it just started blooming this week!)
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