Eyes down to the Claret-cup cactus, Echinocereus coccineus.
Eyes up to Zepherine drouhin. Both are putting on a spectacular show.
Of course the Lady Banks rose is also in full bloom right now although somewhat smaller in bloom size this year.
My yellow Rosa banksia 'lutea' is enormous compared with the white one.
I purchased this white one at the Rose Museum in Tombstone, Arizona, which boasts the largest Lady Banks' rose in the world. It came originally from Kew gardens as a cutting and this is a cutting from the Tombstone rose. I have it planted on the fence behind the pool; not the best place as I have to continuously cut it back.
While on the subject of white roses this white Knockout lights up the English garden.
Along with the lovely fragrant Felicia.
There are lots of native plants. The yellow Missouri primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa.
And the square-bud primrose, Calylophus berlandiera, along with bluebonnets in the sunken garden.
Gulf coast penstemon, Penstemon tenuis.
And my ever blooming chocolate daisy, Berlandiera lyrata.
Rose campion, Lychnis coronaria.
Mock orange, Philadeplhus X 'natchez'
The sweetest smelling stocks, Mathiola incana.
The cross vine, Bignonia capreolata back again on the greenhouse.
Beautiful heads on my multiplying onions, Allium cepa.
Blue flax, Linum lewisii
Orange mallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua.
There are poppies galore, and columbines and so many more flowers in bloom. Come back again later this week and take the long tour of all the gardens enjoyed by a visiting garden group today. In the meantime visit other garden bloggers sharing their blooms on the mid April day.