When I spotted this garden a few days ago I just had to stop and take photos from the car. Bluebonnets are often seen in the wild with orange indian paintbrush flowers as a color complement. The indian paintbrush doesn't seem to do well in captivity in our area while bluebonnets flourish in yards all over town during March. Bright yellow and orange poppies are an inspired choice to pair with the bluebonnets in this front garden.
The Texas Mountain Laurel on the right still has blooms in this east-facing spot.
The plants grow in timbered terraces on this slight slope. The bucket under the downspout is part of being a good gardener in San Antonio. Even when it's not raining typically cloudy mornings create condensation on the roof and enough runoff to fill a bucket or two.
This is a fleeting display of early spring bloomers but I see plenty of signs of a summer garden. There's a pretty pink rosebush between the windows by the house, groundcover beginning to green up under the tree and cannas poking up in the terraces. I'll have to drive by this way again.