Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 2016 | Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day


The iris you are observing here, is always the first to bloom. It is Iris “Grain Exchange.” It was the first to bloom last year and this year it has multiplied and is loaded with buds.
Further up the hill, on the slope covered with Asian jasmine, I have tipped a terra-cotta pot on its side and placed it next to a continually blooming Encore azalea. The terra-cotta on the pot, the orange chevron patterned pillow in the rocking chair, and nandina berries carry the orange shades in the brick and roof throughout the yard. We are located in Texas, zone 7-8.

Soon, the bright spring green sweet potato 'Margarita' will fill and overflow from the verdigris pot. At the lower edge of the jasmine is a grouping of three ornamental grasses.

What else is blooming? Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, SHAMROCKS. Oxalis' hot pink flowers are planted with the silver and gray dusty miller.

Winter hardy Camellia.

The fruit trees, redbuds, and Texas mountain laurel (Sophora/Dermatophyllum) add touches to spring's unfolding delights.

Blackfoot daisies that did not die back due to the mild winter.

Many shades of wild and trailing violet are happy under the native oaks

Lavender loaded with buds.

Grassroots Horticulture