The roses have wound down and most are suffering black spot and leaf drop...oh well.
Desert Rose is doing fine, this is her first blossom of the summer.
10 years ago I bought one of those coffee cans of Texas Wildflowers and raked it in the front space. The only flowers that still return are Indian Blanket and Larkspur.
I tried to capture a long shot of the hell-strip with it's yellow show, but the gray light didn't seem to help. There are poppies, hymenoxix, bulbine, yarrow, Gregg Dahlia, Lavender, Autumn Sage, Russian Sage, blooming Oregano, skullcap and red yucca all in show.
My very first post over two years ago was about the first blossom I'd gotten on my pride of Barbados. This year she's covered, and I never get tired of that spitting-streamer-party-wild face she has.
Yarrow, ice plant, lavender, Russian sage and lambs ear.
The first year that Blanco did the Lavender Festival, loving spouse and I drove out and bought 10 plants. The names stayed in the ground for a few years but are now lost. I've got 3 varieties blooming and I don't know their name!
She's not doing any harm on this larkspur...just a little pollinating.
Leave some for us!
The tomatoes are a coming!
Tomato blossoms remind me of "Jazz Hands" or "Spirit Fingers!"
The first of the Pineapple Guava blossoms, I'm still just stoked that this little shrub made it through the winter!
Here's the bounty, unless the neighbors or passers by got some first!
The lone fig. This little guy died to the ground in the freeze so I'm surprised we even got one! My two fig trees are pass alongs from Skip Richter's propagation project of the giant 150 year old fig tree at Boggy Creek Farms.
Blackberries! I'm eating about 5 in the morning and then another 5 or so are ready by the time I get home from work in the afternoon. This year I'm hoping to propagate several more from the mommy plant!