Of course the bluebonnets were blooming beautifully as well as the mallows, freesias, iris,
and lots of other unusual things like kale and cabbage....gone to flower in our strange Spring, but left for the pollinators.
|Flowers of Napa cabbage|
and clumps of native wild alliums looking at home between the rocks.
And Texas yellow star, Lindheimera texana, which has established itself in a dry corner of the garden.
And because this was an afternoon tour even the Gilia rigidula was on show. Growing on top of the retaining wall between the secret garden and the English garden where it is much easier to appreciate than if it was growing low down on the ground. You are not likely to see this for sale unless in a specialist nursery. I found mine on the property and moved it to this spot.
But days later some of these plants are fading and others making an appearance. The warm sun this week and the claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus started to bloom.
And another round of the ladyfinger cactus, Echinocereus pentalophus.
and more and more blooms opening every day on the Lady Banks rose , Rosa banksia 'lutea'
And last evening as I strolled around the garden, I noticed the blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium was blooming. My Monday visitors missed seeing these.
I am now asking myself if my next garden visitors will see them. Will they last another 8 days. But of course there will be something else in bloom. The poppies and penstemons for sure and maybe the mallows will keep going for another week. The skullcaps and blackfoot daisies should be coming into their own. Yes. Spring and early summer are a succession of plants that bloom, fade and are replaced by others, so what am I fretting about? Just my nature.