April Blooms

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Time to start the 2015 bloom threads!

Four Nerve Daisy
Not a flower, but I still love the blooms...Blackberry

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Bryan, TX(Zone 8b)

My blooms so far this year! I also have a blue passion flower vine heavy with buds and my baby yesterday, today and tomorrow tree is starting to bloom too!

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Fort Worth, TX

Spirea Bridal Veil, and my petunia bowl. More to come, the iris started today

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Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

keep posting TX flowers ... I miss home

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Here's some Houston stuff! Brug, dogwood, bottle brush, cream shrimp, (not sure name on shrimp)

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Fort Worth, TX

only had time for one pic today. since one of my dogs ate my computer mouse a couple of days ago, it is probably best that I only took one pic. I am mouse-dependent!

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Here's a sweet pea, borage & clematis from my backyard. If these come out, I'll post more!

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Nice! My clematis should bloom soon

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Our backyard is very prolific right now....so can't wait for later.

Bluebonnets
Crossvines
Iris
Geranium
Knockout Rose

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Nice! I wouldn't want to go inside!

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

My cheap pink plant arrangement, pink corazon, wandering Jew and plum crazy oxalis

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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

Nice pics everybody. Randy the deer ate my plum crazy oxalis to the nub. Shrimp plant is Lemon Lime. Morgan do you know name of iris?

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Morgan, I'd like to come hang out at your place! Great pics!

I picked up this iris from a "Free to Good Home" box on the yard of a neighbor. It blooms every other year.

Texas Betony

Comfrey

Poppies (self-sown)

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(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

Three of my antiques, Katrina, Pinky learning to climb the arbor, and Lafter.

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(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

One of my Louisiana irises, a handful of my poppies, not a flower but I love my bunny tail grass. And the bottle brush is exploding with blooms.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

rj - I LOVE the pink arrangement. So bright!

vossner - I will check with my neighbor...she gave us some when she was thinning hers years ago. And this purple one is from her grandmother, and it's fragrant....smells soo good.

Stephanie - I love your Iris....why would it only bloom every other year?

rouxcrew - your bunny tail grass is aptly named LOL.


Here is some of our oh so sweet smelling Lemon Blossoms.

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Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

nice ...

Fort Worth, TX

next week I will have masses of blooms if I read these buds right. Can't wait!

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Ah thanks!
Loving the bottle brush and lemon!

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Morgan, I don't know why it does that, but that seems to be the pattern with this one.

(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

I sure hope my blue Iris that is blooming for the first time, doesn't wait two more years, I will be sad.
Can you tell me what this is? A friend saw it in a ditch and I had no clue.

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

It is some type of lily but can't say which one.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

rouxcrew
your blue iris is a "bearded Iris"

East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

rosa bred by our own TX Ray Ponton
shrub shot of the Ponton rose
Carefree Beauty
Amazone
Still my fave rose, Belinda's Dream

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(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

Haha, I know that one, drthor. I was asking about the flower in the ditch.

East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

Love salvias
Salvia Golden Girl, yellow with orange tinges
variegated lantana, shrub and foliage shots
orange salvia
Henry duelberg, blue but I get white sports on occasion


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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

Peggy Martin rose, Mex purple plum in background
Pow Wow Berry Echinacea
Purple Hempstead verbena, expanding, expanding
dwarf pomegranate bloom
African impatiens

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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

not a flower for a golden yew, new grow is blinding white, stunning but also deer fodder, grrrr...
Washington navel orange blooms
have fallen in love with columbines, I think will always get some
Russelia aka firecracker plant


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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

And last, but certainly not least are my amaryllises. I don't know why, it started as a game, but I group them by color and after a few years I have some dramatic vignettes. A section that has nothing but orange flowers has a lot of orange amaryllises and it gets people to stop.

white cluster
a pink, an Australian import, really raspberry red
Appleblossom
Black Pearl, which were planted against a golden ligustrum and I can't describe how dramatic a view it is.
part of red cluster, mostly red/white varieties

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Lots of color Vossner.
This is something I haven't seen before, the Justicia spicigera is going to seed. Hundreds of pods. I'm going to be in trouble if I don't start cutting the tops? Anyone have experience with this?

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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

It is in its third season in my garden, have noticed no seeds. So far doesn't seem to be a rampant grower, just normal. Like everything else, they are loving the above average rainfall.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I think this is around 5 years. If these seeds are good, it will be an epic invasion.

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

vossner - I checked with my neighbor on the Iris name and she has always known it as Grandma's Purple Iris....LOL. Not that you need any more......lovely blooms friend!

East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

Thank u

Bryan, TX(Zone 8b)

More of my april blooms. Can anyone ID the yellow flower?!

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Cassandra - pretty flowers.....I used to see that yellow flower all over California when we lived there....a type of Iris (I think) but with bushy grass like leaves. Bi-color Iris?

Some more blooms here.......

Azaleas
Bougainvilleas
Desert Rose
Knockout Roses
Yarrow

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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)



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East Texas, United States(Zone 8a)

Cassandra, that is dietes aka African iris

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(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

One of my favorite irises, it is bigger than my hand.
A double amaryllis from FruitoftheVine
My larkspurs are just starting.

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

The chicks left the nest!

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