The rain has brought new life to my parched garden. Leucophyllum frutescens, commonly called Texas sage, but more aptly the barometer bush, responded after about 10 days with a flush of flowers.
Roadside are blooming with the more commonly seen purple sage. In our neighborhood irrigation never results in a bloom so I feel sure that a change in pressure and a cold front with rain is the trigger.
This little native shrugs off the 100º days.
As does the chocolate daisy, Berlandiera lyrata, although the early morning blooms will be closed by noon.
My clematis just don't like Texas summers but has struggled to produce two blooms for bloom day.
It's been a week for blooms on the Echinopis. First a white and then a pink one.
It is always the same little bees who come to visit these flowers but never any seeds.
I hope everyone is enjoying their garden on this August bloom day. It's 100º here in Austin. That's number 35 for the year!