We have been blessed by all the rain last week. The ground is wet, plants are green (including abundant weeds), and the tanks (stock ponds) are gradually filling up.
Anyway, the white flowers on this lovey lady are frilly and pretty. I was told it is Society Garlic; but after some research, it could be chives or onions.
Moon Flowers or Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) have bloomed all through the summer and continues during the fall. It is a poisonous night-bloomer found in hotter areas of the US and in northern Mexico
It has lots of common names: moon flowers, thorn apple, moon lily, moon flower, Indian apple, angel’s trumpet, devil’s trumpet, tolguacha, locoweed and Jimson weed.
Texas Kidneywood (Eysenhardtia texana) is a native shrub that blooms intermittently from April to October. The recent rains have increased the amount of flowers that grow in an upright cluster like the native Vitex.
It does well in rocky limestone soil, which is perfect here. In the same family as acacias and mimosas, it lacks the thorns. Another plus is that it attracts pollinators.
Several websites claim that it is invasive, but that has not been a problem for me. Its mass of flowers probably does produce lots of seeds, but maybe the soil is too hard here.
Hope your weather is fall-like with cooler temperatures.
“You know you’re getting old when you barely do anything all day, but still need to take a nap to continue to barely do anything.” unknown author