It's been a challenge to blog lately with near perfect gardening weather awaiting me. We have a short planting window in spring to ensure plants are established before the summer heat sets in. It's especially important this year since I've been moving a lot of plants to expanded areas of the garden. While my blogger friends farther north are digging out from their second snow storm in as many days I'm joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and sharing blooms from April in my San Antonio garden.
Native Lace Cactus and Damianita make a nice bright combination. This pretty cactus used to grow among the rocks in vacant areas around our neighborhood and I miss seeing it in the wild.
In the back garden Belinda's Dream and Mr. Moy roses are getting along well.
Belinda's Dream produced a dozen pink blooms at once. Beautiful! She's a good cutting rose and they last quite a while in a vase.
Grandma's Yellow is still blooming too.
John Fanick Phlox was discovered blooming in an old San Antonio neighborhood and is named for a local nurseryman. Gardening Volunteers of South Texas will be holding our April Gardening Essentials Class at Fanick's beginning noon tomorrow and you're invited. Learn more about gardening, and tour a 75-year multi-generation family business, and also get a nice discount.
Pomegranate blooms are a favorite.
Bright orange and a pretty shape that stands out in the trees.
A Pomegranate forming on the lower left. We don't count on getting fruit since it is so variable with weather conditions.
Henry and Augusta Duelberg Salvias bloom with little to no care. I tried the white Augusta in a separate bed but they look much better in combination with blue Henry. I think they would have liked it that way.
My weeds really are wildflowers or many of them at least. As I wait for woody perennials to bloom yellow Greenthread and Prairie Verbena fill in among Bluebonnets going to seed. Looks like a great crop of Bluebonnets for next year.
All in all a great month in the garden.
That's the best of blooms from my garden for April. Be sure to head over to GBBD at May Dreams Gardens to see what Carol and other bloggers are sharing from their gardens. I look forward to meeting Carol and 90+ fellow bloggers at the Garden Bloggers Fling in May.