The first of the prickly pear flowers are open. Another favorite f the bees. These prickly plants are in what I call my native areas.
Walking around with camera in hand was the reward for the full day, I put in yesterday, working in the garden. It was the perfect day. Cloudy. The Wildflower Center has now identified this flower as Prairie Brazoria, Warnockia scutellariodes.
If only I could get these blanket flowers to grow out there. These ones are growing alongside my tomatoes in the pathway of the vegetable garden. Do I have one growing out in the wild areas. Not a one! Even though I have tried to spread the seeds out there. I'll be trying again this year.