The most dominant flowers of the last 4 weeks have been the bluebonnets, columbines and Indian paintbrush. They are now busy setting seed for next year while a whole new range of plants take over, primarily the yellows. Our roadsides are quite stunning with their yellow composites mixed in with blanket flowers.
My garden is not so shabby either.
Square bud primrose, Calylophus barlandieri, nestled in among rocks and gravel.
Engelmann's daisy, Engelmannia peristenia. I remember when I bought this at the Wildflower Center sale some years ago someone said they would be everywhere, and they are.
But so far, only in the from Courtyard garden where I pull those that are in the wrong places. I am hoping to get them to move outside the walls at the front. The question is always, will I be around at seed collection time.
Four nerve daisy, Tetraneuris scaposa,
Damianita, Chrysactinia mexicana.
Threadleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis verticillata, swaying around on two foot high thin stems.
And California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, a vigorous self seeder.
These are all native to Texas but there are a few more yellows enjoying the stage. The native Coreopsis tinctoria is a few weeks away from flowering but other tall and short coreopsis are flowering.
And the silver leaf gazania, Gazania tomentosa, perfectly at home in a bed of gravel.
And in the English Garden the many petaled, fragrant Rosa 'Molineux' named by David Austin for the football stadium of his favorite soccer team, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
And finally the large yellow named bearded iris which is a favorite because blooms after my other iris have finished blooming.
Will the yellow flowers please take a bow.
Scottsdale Quarter Walkabout
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