We had internet problems yesterday and so I was not able to post an entry for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Internet restored, so here it is a bit belatedly.
Full disclosure: Not all of these pictures are current but all of these plants are currently blooming in my southeast Texas (zone 9a) garden.
Crinum: Milk and wine lilies.
My dinner-plate-sized hibiscus.
Joe Pye weed, which isn't a weed at all but a native plant that pollinators love.
Anisacanthus wrightii, flame acanthus.
Echinacea: Purple coneflower.
Duranta erecta: Golden dewdrop.
Almond verbena: Unobtrusive flowers with a heavenly scent.
'Pride of Barbados,' one of my favorite summer bloomers.
Hamelia patens, aka Mexican firebush: Blooms for most of the year and is much favored by hummingbirds and all kinds of pollinators, like this bee.
Crinum: 'Ellen Bosanquet.'
The ubiquitous crape myrtle - wouldn't be summer without 'em!
Texas sage: Its blooms are triggered by rain and we've had plenty of that so far this summer.
Cypress vine: An old-fashioned garden favorite of hummingbirds. And of me.
And, last but not least, my ever-dependable blue plumbago.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll leave a comment so I'll know you were here. And thank you, Carol of May Dreams Gardens, as always, for hosting this monthly meme.
Happy (belated) Bloom Day to all!