I have had the blues for days now. Especially these ones.
Our native bluebonnets, Lupus texensis, always seem to prefer the paths to the beds.
But now today I saw a new wildflower, Phaecelia patuliflora. It is a member of the waterleaf family so I am not sure what it is doing here. I think it arrived when they were working on putting in a new street light and brought in some soil to repair their worksite.
Then the flowers on the blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium pruinosum, opened. They open after lunch and stay open into the early evening.
Then suddenly my blues left me and the pinks arrived.
Today, one flower opened on the ladyfinger cactus, Echinocereus pentalophus.
At the same time the first flowers on Rosa felicia. She has a baby powder fragrance.
And the unpruned Zephirine drouhin rose with her delicious fragrance.
Believe it or not this rose grew from a root that grew out of the bottom of a potted cutting that was here. I moved the pot and shortly after this new rose began to grow. It gets no water or fertilizer but always puts on a spectacular performance. Who would be blue with all this!
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