Red Knock-out rose
Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields'
The first blooms of Salvia darcyii planted in the spring
The red shrimp plant combines with a bit of white.
White flowers are a favorite of mine in the garden because they play well off brighter colors and look so cool in the shade, especially when mixed with silvery foliage.
The gardenia bloomed early this year. Gardenias do not like our alkaline soil but this one has managed to establish nicely. I enjoy growing them because they remind me of gardenias in our yard when I was growing up in Houston. Never mind that Houston is a much friendlier place for acid-loving plants than where I live now. The fragrance is intoxicating.
White Plumbago is blooming in the front yard
Another look at the white plumbago
Salvia 'Augusta Duelberg'
White clammy weed, a gift from Michael at Plano Prairie Garden.
White crape myrtle by the neighbor's gate next to our driveway.
Blues include blue potato bush
...and Duranta 'Sapphire Showers'
Gregg's Blue Mistflowers are irresistible to the Queen Butterfly.
Tradescantia or spiderwort
Purple is a sort of blue so I'm including this gorgeous purple datura.