“This weather is crazy.” is a comment heard often around here. It is so true. Last autumn weather forecasters promised a cold and wet winter. Did not happen.
We only had one cold spell here that lasted a few days, but it was enough to freeze everything. I’ve been to the metroplex area this month. It still looks like the fall with no freeze damage at all.
It’s a little early for this bulb flower to open up. This is the third year this bulb has bloomed, and it has always been close to the ground. Still, I think it’s Vuurbaak Hyacinth ‘Fire Beacon’, which was popular with the Victorians. They’re known to bloom in early spring but should be taller.
If this ID is incorrect, I don’t know what it is.
Now to be brutally honest, the weeds, like these Henbit, are growing fast and furiously. These don’t really bother me. In fact, I heard that their presence means a well-balance soil. Doesn’t make sense to me.
And the bane of my life, Common Sowthistles (Sonchus oleraceus) are healthy and growing like weeds. Ha, ha. A recent post on Central Texas Gardener stated that these could be used to make a tea. Really?
Even some of the trees are responding to this warm weather. This Texas Ash is leafing out, which makes me nervous because we could have a late freeze. Typically (if there is any such thing in Texas) we have a freeze around Easter.
About the only thing for certain about Texas weather is that it is super hot in summer. And I don’t use that term as it applies to teenage idols.
“Teach your children to love cattle and they will never have money for drugs.” unknown