We'll start out front with Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus), a native beauty which enjoys wide distribution in Southwestern states including Texas.
Planted several years ago as one tiny pup, it will eventually form a three-foot hedgehog mound covered with bright blossoms each spring.
Bright yellow Damianita at the foot of Agave ovatifolia. I'm pleased with the performance of this evergreen native which replaced 'New Gold' Lantana last year.
Iris purple just says Easter.
Deep pink Salvia Greggii in the streetside garden.
Red Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana) blooms gradually turn from pink to red.
Yellow Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a bit hardier and blooms earlier than the red variety.
I've had a challenge keeping Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) alive in my garden. With encouragement from gardening friends I planted another last fall and so far, so good!
Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) is another easy care native plant I'm trying in the sunny tank garden this summer. Blackfoot Daisy blooms throughout our mild winters.
Typically an annual, the Hyacinth Bean Vine (Lablab purpureus) continued to bloom throughout our mild winter. Planted by accident (I thought it was a different plant), I'm looking forward to seeing how it does in August heat on the full-sun arbor.
Larkspur with their upside down bunny ears.
Bright orange Nasturtium will be finished soon.
Bilbergia Nutans produces gorgeous, delicate blooms.
Now that's my kind of Easter Basket!
With all these blooms, no need to hide Easter Eggs to find bright colors in my garden.