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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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April 2014 Bloom Day

Rise N Shine

Rise N Shine

After two hail storms in a week and a dip into the 30s last night, I’m happy that anything is blooming at all. To show just what a crazy spring it’s been, I looked at last years bloom day pics and found all the same blooms for 3/15. I hope summer follows spring and is a month behind this year too. Wishful thinking!

Thanks to Carol from May Dreams for hosting Bloom Day.

Roses

Livin Easy

Livin Easy

Martha Gonzales

Martha Gonzales

Bulbs

Clusiana Tulips

Clusiana Tulips

Narcissus

Narcissus

Had to go into the greenhouse for this one

Satsuma

Satsuma

Wildflowers

Prairie Rose

Pink Primrose

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

Back Yard

Cemetery Iris

Cemetery Iris

California Poppy

California Poppy

Possumhaw Holly

Possumhaw Holly

Columbine

Columbine

A few new additions from this past weekend

Samantha Lantana

Samantha Lantana

LIlac Hibiscus

Lilac Hibiscus

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Bloom Day 2/14

The garden is only a few weeks from some impressive blooms, but for now this will have to do.

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My first bulb of the season – Hyacinth

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My first apple bloom — ever
Type – Anna

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Amethyst Calla Lily
Is it cheating if I just planted it this weekend? I couldn’t pass these up when I saw them at The Natural Gardener. They are very cold tender, but I’m ok with something this pretty being an annual.

Since I’m low on blooms this month, I’ll add my new yard art.

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Costco for under $40, hard to beat this price. I’ve been wanting one of these spinners for a while.

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Found this at “Antiques and Things” on 290W. If you’ve never stopped by it’s a great little place and he’s always got something new.

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I bought this bench there as well several months ago. We finally got around to painting it and puting it back together.

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Painted to match the shutters.

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Bloom Day 3/15

My first rose of the season - Cinco de Mayo

My first rose of the season – Cinco de Mayo

Cemetary Iris

Cemetary Iris

Columbine

Columbine

One of four different color salvias currently blooming

One of four different color salvias currently blooming

Bulbine

Bulbine

Grape Blossoms

Grape Blossoms

Cactus Flower already blooming

Cactus Flower already blooming

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I walked around the property this weekend with a camera and took pictures of the wildflowers currently blooming. This is our first spring in the house where we had winter rain, so it’s exciting to see what’s actually here without me even trying. It looks like there are plenty more that should be blooming in the next several weeks.

Verbena

Verbena and Coreopsis

Crow poison (Nothoscordum bivalve)

Looks just like crow poison, but in a pretty shade of pink

Coreopsis

Blackfoot Daisy

Bluebonnet - I cheated and recently planted this one

Can't find this one on the wildflower center's page. Each flower is tiny, about the size of your thumb nail.

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I have so many windflowers (and they come in three colors) that they deserved several pictures.

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Windflower

Windflower

Windflower

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>Bloom Day 4/15

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I haven’t done this in a while, and my garden is a bit sparse, but here goes…

Peach Iris

White Iris

Zinnia (in okra bed)

Marigolds (in tomato bed)

California Wonder Pepper Flower

Roma Tomato Flowers

Sweet Slice Cucumber Flower

Strawberry – much smaller than it appears. I’m not fond of this tiny variety.

Ancho St. Martin. The first pepper in the garden.

Salvia with Katydid. I’m not sure of variety. It was here when I moved in.

Pink Salvia Greggi

Sunflower that will be here year round.

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>Bloom Day – March 2010

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Bluebonnet

Bluebonnets
(Please ignore the giant weed)

Strawberry

Missouri Violet.
I picked this up at the Garden Bloggers field trip last fall. I’ve completely ignored it.
It is still in the plastic bucket w/out a touch of water or protection from the cold.
I’m really loving this flower!

Shasta Daisies

Society Garlic

Sweet Alyssum

Tulips – Don’t remember the variety
This is the second year and they look much better this year than last.

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