Happy Bloom Day! Welcome to my zone 9a garden near Houston, Texas.
The busiest gardening season of the year, spring, is very much with us here, but my gardening season has not been very busy so far. Some health issues have limited my ability to work in the garden. As a consequence of that, no new plants have been added this spring which means no new blossoms. Still, I'm happy to have the blooms that my old plants produce.
Many of the same plants that were blooming for March Bloom Day are still going strong. Things like...
...the pansies and violas.
And still more violas.
And, of course, the 'Peggy Martin' rose. 'Peggy' has been in bloom since January but she is just now reaching her peak.
The purple oxalis which I plant on purpose.
And its wild cousin that plants itself in many of my beds around the garden.
Feverfew has completed one bloom cycle and is just starting another.
The coral honeysuckle is still in bloom.
And now its invasive cousin, Japanese honeysuckle, is blooming in my neighbor's yard and hanging over the fence into my yard. Pretty and sweet-smelling as it is, it is an aggressive invader and I fight a battle against it every spring to keep it from taking up residence in my yard.
I have enjoyed having this long-blooming wildflower, Texas groundsel, in my garden this spring. The butterflies, like the tiny satyr pictured here, have enjoyed it, too.
'Belinda's Dream' rose is beginning to bloom.
And the pomegranate tree is full of these orange blossoms.
The red yucca is not quite in full bloom yet but soon will be.
The Salvia greggii, aka autumn sage, is blooming.
And so are the red columbines.
Justicia 'Orange Flame.'
The blue-eyed grass closes its eyes and goes to sleep by late afternoon and it was already beginning to close when I took this picture.
And the same goes for the water lilies. This one was beginning to close up.
If it is April, then it must be amaryllis season. Some of my early ones have already bloomed and faded, but this one, which may be my favorite, is still making my world a more beautiful place.
Thank you for visiting my garden this month. If you haven't already, be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens for a list of all the gardeners who are participating by sharing their gardens.
I wish you a happy spring in the garden.