A colorful spring makes each day special. It also provides abundant conversation topics between strangers and friends.
Most Texas blooming native plants, especially west of Interstate 35, say adios when the heat arrives. Who can blame them? The summer can be unbearable. This spring has been cooler than most. Maybe that’s a good omen about the upcoming summer.
A crazy mystery about its name. Why was it named after John Tradescant, who served as a gardener to Charles I in England in the 1600’s? It’s a western hemisphere plant! There must have been a reason. Anyone know?
Several years ago Columbine was planted in a front flowerbed. Here it is now in a side bed. It’s also in several flower pots. I don’t mind that birds and wind spread it because it so cheery and unique.
Dianthus is mostly native to Europe and Asia but does very well here, especially if it’s shaded from late afternoon sun.
This light pink one is new. As you can tell by the large cluster of the ones behind it, irises spread nicely.
Love the beauty of spring.
“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” unknown