White lantana has not gone dormant this year and is covered with blooms this week.
Copper Canyon daisy is native to the Sonoran desert of northern Mexico and listed as drought tolerant. It has required more water than I expected and most of the ones I planted died out in our drought two years ago. This one had tested my patience by not blooming for two years and must have known it was time to bloom or else. The foliage is stinky so it is deer resistant.
Trailing Indigo (Dalea greggii) is a Texas native plant with delicate silvery foliage and small purple blooms. It spills nicely over the gravel path in the wheel garden. Deer avoid this one as well.
The upright flowers grow sideways on the stem ends and look similar to Spanish lavender.
Bees and other pollinators were enjoying the blooms this week.
We are enjoying both the continued blooms and the mild south Texas weather this winter.