It's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and time to see what's blooming this week in my south central Texas garden where the temperatures will soon reach into 90s.
First is a pretty coral cactus bloom on an unidentified barrel cactus in the front gravel garden.
The rain a few days ago filled the cup-like bloom with water. The colors coordinate with the coral hesperaloe blooms too. These cactus flowers only last a day, if you look closely you can see two more forming.
I've been using deer repellent on the hesperaloe blooms and it seems to be working. These blooms have opened to show their yellow centers.
Opuntia santa-rita is beginning to bloom for the first time this spring. It took about two years to go from a cutting to bloom. Yellow blooms against the purple is a pretty combination.
Iris blooming in the front garden for the first time. These were passalong plants and have taken about two years to begin blooming planted under an oak. Not the best sun, but it was the only plantable spot in my whole yard at the time.
Salvia greggii along with a few wildflowers which I think are called "greenthread" and seed all over the neighborhood this time of year.
Damianita which loves it hot and dry are still blooming away in the back garden with the last few bluebonnets.
Gomphrena 'Fireworks' blooming again in the back garden after briefly dying back this winter. The bluebonnets in the background have stayed around longer this year.
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