Fewer bluebonnet seeds germinated this year. But the massive plant size makes up for it. One single plant of blooms this size reminds me of the bluebonnets east near Brenham where they have more rain.
A single Bluebonnet plant fully a yard wide! Nearly a meter (or metre) for overseas readers.
Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) blooms were possibly nipped in the bud during a recent freeze. The emerging flowers are a deeper purple than I remember.
Some damage showing, the flowers are still pretty and some blooms will likely emerge. It's disappointing because the trees were dripping with buds.
Not native but still striking in early spring are the delicate blue flowers of silver germander. Honey bees were swarming this plant all day.
Annual Fernleaf Lavender has continued blooming through our mostly mild winter. I enjoy its pretty lavender flowers year round--skunky fragrance...not so much.
Native Anemone berlandieri volunteered in the buffalo grass again this year.
Corydalis curvisiliqua growing in the buffalo grass for the first time (or at least I don't remember noticing it before).
Only one stem so far from this plant which usually grows in clumps. The seedpods are apparently quite large which means there's a chance of getting seeds.
Echeveria bloom in a succulent pot.
Lining the walkways in bright blue and yellow with Salvia greggii in the background
So pretty. Generally annuals in our climate, I think it may be worth planting Daffodils in my own garden this fall.
You can enjoy many more spring (and fall) blooms from blogger's gardens at May Dreams Gardens.