Someone asked me recently what is in bloom in my garden when the early spring blooms leave. Coreopsis tinctoria is one.
A pot of one of my favorite early summer annuals, Brachyscome on the wall between the sunken garden. Is that Verbena bonariensis trying to get into the picture?
The day lilies begin to bloom. I wish I knew their name but the list is long gone. They were all grown and given to me over 10 years ago by a work associate of Ds who bred them.
This one has a little competition from the purple cone flower, Echinacea purpurea, which just started to bloom.
This one is in a more shaded location.
Love-in-a-mist, Nigella makes a big show in the Philippine violet bed, completely hiding it.
The Texas clematis, Clematis pitcheri.
Blackfoot daisies, Melampodium leucanthum, in the gravel English garden.
Creeping germander, Teucrium cossonii. I think I may add more of this plant next year because I have never watered it and it is not under irrigation and yet has survived.
Bee balm, Monarda fistulosa 'Peter's Purple" begins to bloom. Finally a bee balm that flowers in Texas!
The purple skullcap, Scutellaria wrightii.
Heart leaf skullcap, Scutellaria ovata.
What's blooming in your garden this May Bloom Day?