Sunday started out like this, on my back patio,
and ended like this, on the East Austin Urban Farm Tour.
Boggy Creek Farm
In between, I caught these pretties blooming in my garden. It's warming up (high of 87 on Sunday!) after a cool, damp spring, and the tropicals are starting to take off.
The early-blooming roses are past their peak while the late bloomers have yet to get going.
Native wildflowers are in full swing -
Pink evening primrose
Zexmenia (non-native gopher plant in the foreground)
- as well as some not-so-wildflowers. Somehow, the birds and squirrels have managed to cultivate sunflowers in the shade. Come to think of it - that's pretty wild!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day from Austin, Texas! Visit May Dreams Gardens to see what's springing up in gardens all over the world.
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