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Bloom Day 4/18

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The spring has been very chilly so far, which is stalling many of the usual April bloomers. The roses aren’t complaining though. This is their best showing to date.

Belinda’s dream is stunning, and smells heavenly, but I am really loving Peggy Martin being the perfect shade of flamingo pink! All of the roses are repeat bloomers, which is a requirement in my garden.

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Bluebonnets are still going strong. They start at least a week later in my garden than some parts of town. I think it’s due to the gravely soil, and no additional water.

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Silvery-blue agave with bluebonnets, what a combination!

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The columbines have also loved the mild spring. They have hung on weeks longer than last year. I am loving how this bed is filling in. I had been unhappy with it for some time, but all it needed was the removal of 3 pale pink pavonias that were extremely happy, but poorly placed.

A few other bloomers.

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These beauties can always be counted on in the middle of winter when nothing else is blooming!

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Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day the 15th for each month.

Here is what’s blooming in my garden.

The Roses …

The Rise N Shine rose is especially happy since I moved it to a pot. It used to be shadowed by the Livin’ Easy rose where it succumbed to fungus and rarely bloomed.

The Lantana …

The Wildflower Meadow …

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The rest …

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I missed bloom day this month, but have plenty worth posting.

Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava

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Grandma's Yellow Rose

Grandma’s Yellow Rose

Celestial Explosion Iris

Celestial Explosion Iris

Eggplant Flower

Eggplant Flower

Livin' Easy Roses

Livin’ Easy Roses

Butterfly Iris

Butterfly Iris

Red Yucca -- first year these haven't been completely (only mostly) devastated by deer

Red Yucca — first year these haven’t been completely (only mostly) devastated by deer

 

 

 

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Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

Cafe Bleu Iris

Cafe Bleu Iris

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Veggies

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Bloom Day 4/15/15

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Later blooming cemetery iris

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First of the larkspur

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Abutilon

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Anacacho Orchid Tree

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Cinco de Mayo — one of my favs

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Roses — Belinda’s Dream, Livin Easy, Marie Pavie, Marie Daley, Rise N Shine, Grandma’s Yellow, Marie Gonzales, Cinco De Mayo, Mystery Red, Mutabalis, Little Buckaroo (only one not blooming yet), and Peggy Martin

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View of the pool bed. Bicolor iris should be blooming by the weekend.

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Bluebonnets

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Hot Lips Salvia and Society Garlic

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Not red yucca — deer found them all

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More of the late blooming Iris that I transplanted to the front

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California Poppy — close up from the pool bed

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Bulbine — from the pool bed as well

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Columbine — amazing this year

Also blooming — Autumn Sage, Purple Lantana, Betony (going crazy), Blue Eyed Grass, Mexican Honeysuckle, All types of Wildflowers

Thanks to MayDreamsGarden for hosting.

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Belinda's Dream

Belinda’s Dream

I finally got around to taking pictures this evening, so things are a bit dark.

Second phase from the rose garden

Second phase from the rose garden

Bulbine

Bulbine

Crossvine

Crossvine

Kumquat - last of the citrus to flower

Kumquat – last of the citrus to flower

Chili Pequins -- coming soon

Chili Pequins — coming soon

Pigeon Berry

Pigeon Berry

Turk's Cap

Turk’s Cap

Plumbago

Plumbago

Last of the Larkspur

Last of the Larkspur

Not Bat-Face Cuphea (as marked)

Not Bat-Face Cuphea (as marked)

Oregano

Oregano

Round 2 of the Columbine

Round 2 of the Columbine

Red Yucca - until the deer get it

Red Yucca – until the deer get it

Buttercup Lantana

Buttercup Lantana

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My back garden is dominated by the larkspur. I should thin it out to let other plants thrive, but they are so pretty I can’t bring myself to do it!

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Narrow Leaf Coneflower – The only one I seem to have luck with

The Natives are Restless

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Native Prickly Pear

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Frog Fruit

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Blanketflower

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Mexican Hat – My favorite

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Milkweed Vine

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Sunflowers – Popping up everywhere

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No idea what this little guy is, but the clear petals are very unique

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Finishing off with my new yard art!

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