We'll start out at the street where the Salvia greggii are beginning to fade and the Yucca 'Color Guard' will bloom soon with the skeletons of Yucca recurvifolia bloom stalks in the background. Last year each plant had only one stalk this year there are three on one, two on another and just one on the front plant which seems to be struggling to bloom again this year.
Three to five years after planting most of the structural plants are beginning to mature and fill in.
Yuccas on the north side of the drive get more shade so it's a surprise to see they might be setting blooms. Opuntia Santa-rita picks up the yellow in the landscape.
Hedgehog cactus bloomed along with Hesperaloe parviflora in front of the garage.
Now to the shade garden up by the house.
These trellises are in stock at Hobby Lobby again this year for those who asked about them.
Back along the walk, a different view of the trees than I typically show.
It's hard for me to find words to describe all these flowers in the circle garden. After so many peripatetic years of small city gardens and containers it's wonderful to walk through a garden full of flowers planted by me.
With the plentiful rains and moderate temperatures so far I often go outside just to sit and enjoy. The tank garden will get its own post next--it's that special.
It's National Wildflower Week, great way to celebrate with a view of wildflowers in the back garden.
Flowers are everywhere, including the pathways.
We've added a galvanized barrel ring sphere to the oval tank garden back by the fence.
Pomegranates are blooming away with all the rain.
The first plant shared with me when I started gardening here in 2009 was this Iris Dietes. It's been moved around at least four times and has finally bloomed in a spot where it gets solidly drenched with rainwater.
The Dyckia 'Nickel Silver' is blooming tall orange stalks. I like these easy-care plants until they need moving or repotting.
Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights' was on sale last fall so I finally have one and it bloomed against the south side of the house.
New this week is Pink Globe Mallow near the fence in the courtyard. Foreground is Agave Angustifolia which dies back most winters and pops up somewhere in the garden just when I think it's gone for good.
I hope your garden is growing well too.