Warm weather has awakened some plants with flowers and tree bud openings.
Each year I cut it back to the ground after blooming because it is too close to a more desirable bush. The roots are entangled with other bushes, so that’s my solution.
This is probably Ten-petal Anemone (Anemone berlandieri). Its name commemorates Juis Berlandier from Belgium. He traveled Texas in the mid 1800s and created one of the earliest and most extensive collections of native plants.
In the yard, clusters of buds appear on a Rusty Blackhaw Verburnum (Viburnum rufidulum). It’s an East Texas plant that grows along rivers. I defied reason and wanted to prove that it can be grown here. It’s an under story tree or bush.
So, yes, it has lived for about six years here in the wrong soil and circumstances, but it hasn’t produced the blue berries in the fall. By the end of our hot summer, it’s gasping and looking incredible sad.
With these flash-in-a-pan flowers that have a limited lifespan, it reminds me to enjoy every moment as it comes.
“Life is dessert – too brief to hurry.” Ann Voskamp