It is the most amazing March bloom day.
Our mild winter and wonderfully warm days have brought an early spring to Austin. After a very dry winter an inch of rain fell last week and the plants responded with immediate growth. So much is blooming.
it is a special year when the pink jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, flowers. Frequently zapped by frost but not this year. It is planted in a sheltered south corner of the house.
A lone freesia planted many years ago.
Gazanias from last year.
Native blue gilia, Gilia rigidula. See how it adores the inhospitable limey soils.
The cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, on the gate.
Indian hawthorne, Raphiolepis indica.
Blackfoot daisy, Melampodium leucanthum.
Wright's purple skullcap, Scutellaria wrightii.
Blanket flowers, Gaillardia pulchella, in the path.
Clusters of sweet alyssum, Lobularia maritima. Watch out for the harlequin bug!
Trusses of Lady Banks' rose, Rosa banksia 'lutea'.
Closed for the evening, Tulipa clusiana, Lady Jane. See the flower buds on the Claret cup cactus? Can't wait for that showing.
What's blooming in your garden this March? You can join many of your fellow gardeners at Maydreams gardens. Thanks, Carol, for hosting.
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