Spring blooms - Part 4 - Stuff is really taking off

McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

New thread as the other was getting long so I started a new one. This is my favorite section of my garden right now. It's the section with the most stuff blooming.

From left to right:
Pink tall blooms in the middle are Hill Country Penstemon
Red blooms are Salvia greggii
Light pink to the right of Salvia is SdlM Rose
Behind the rose is HF Young Clematis
In front is 'Nana' Coreopsis
To the right of the Coreopsis is 'Butterfly Blue' Scabiosa

McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

Another section.

Far left is Texas Betony blooming it's head off
In front of it, in pink is Hwy 290 Pink Buttons Rose
Next is another 'nana' Coreopsis. I just love it so much that I have two.
Bottom left you can barely see the 'Starry Eyes" Nierembergia blooming. It's new and it looks white but it's light purple
Behind that you can see the gaura's purple coloring though it does not have any blooms yet
At the back is the first open bloom of Fireworks Clematis
And on far the right is the Hill Country Penstemon sneaking back in the picture


McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

Dang it. I did not hit stop fast enough after realizing I forgot the picture.

Rowlett, TX(Zone 8a)

Salva greggii (coral on left, pink preference on right).

Stacy, I've heard that Clematis won't bloom too well in north Texas, but you've sure proven that theory wrong! :-) Your flowerbeds are lovely.

Carla

McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

Thank you Carla. ^_^

I think I got lucky with that Clematis. I picked out a real healthy one last spring and I think that HF Young must be a real hardy variety. I am just thrilled at how well it has taken off. And the blooms are giant.

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

That clematis looks a little like my unknown that is blooming right now.



This message was edited Apr 21, 2008 8:48 PM

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

Rose 'Oklahoma' with it's first bud now open.

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

And my first daylily to open so far this year...an unknown.

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

And although not exactly an outdoor plant....a cactus blooming today.

McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

Yep, it does look like my 'Fireworks' Clematis, Kim. And that Cactus bloom is really cool! No Daylilies blooming here yet. Not even any scapes popping up, though I am looking for them every single day! Kim didn't you or your mom get some daylilies from me last fall? That one looks familiar.

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

Hmmm....not sure....I got daylilies from a few different people last year. I've had this one a few years now, got it from a friend at work when she moved.

McKinney, TX(Zone 8a)

Just curious. I was just thinking it looked familiar. It will pop into my head later, which one it reminds me of. Maybe when it blooms, if it's one I still have.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

a lowly multiplier onion bloom.

Red Oak, TX

I know that it is not my turn to post pictures, but I desperately need a do-over. I was remiss in not stating that Podster and DdeTex are very generous also.
Here are a few plants that podster gave me seeds for. I started then in the GH and planted them yesterday.

Red Oak, TX

cosmos

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Quoting:
I know that it is not my turn to post pictures
If we're doing turns, I am seriously out of order. 8 ))

This weekend, I planted the Senna plants that you sent in ground. The rock roses you kindly shared are also in bed. And yesterday, I saw this bud on one... Can't wait ~ thank you so much!

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 7:33 AM

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

This is another "can't wait"!!!

Confederate jasmine.

Red Oak, TX

Larkspur

Red Oak, TX

noid bush blooming

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

My sage started blooming last week. This was planted here when we moved in. DH has mowed it down more times than I can count, it dies back in the winter, but it always comes back!

Red Oak, TX

first bloom on the Lychnis coronaria (bloody Mary)

Red Oak, TX

first bloom cloroposis

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

Hollyhock starting to bloom

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

My Nana's Sun Star in bloom

Rowlett, TX(Zone 8a)

Placenciartia - we have almost the exact same photo! Mine isn't blooming just yet, though.

Carla

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

NOID rose bloom

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

Wind blown Columbines

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

Gaillardia aristata

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

Wine Cup

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

French Hollyhocks

Waxahachie, TX(Zone 8a)

Chinese Indigo

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

So do you have time for some 30-40 NOID. Will tell you at the outset that they all have green leaves. Some of them have red, yellow, purple or red flowers. What they are is unimportant to me. They are all the handiwork of God and He has allowed them to grow in my yard. Enjoy.

Christi

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

yellow iris

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

purple mixed iris

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

Absolutely pure white. Like a wedding cake.

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

Fruit on the Loquat.

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

Free Poppy seed from Burt's Bees.

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

red roses on the fence

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

dianthus comes back faithfully every year

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

$1.29 package of Giant Larkspur (Delphenium) scattered last fall and forgotten.

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