Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

The rains have arrived and today the first rain lilies are in bloom!

 A Bluejay seen through our family room window.
 The Mexican Flame vine will soon be going to seed again.
The coffee bushes are having their first flowers!

Spring may be very hot here but it's makes for beautiful blooms!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Early Morning in the Garden

Early morning is one of my favorite times in the garden. This morning I grabbed my camera instead of a coffee and wondered about.

 Native Pennyroyal
 Sand dune sunflower, native
 Blue plumbego. The native white plumgego is pictured later on.
 Society garlic
 Spiderwort, native and such fun to count to the blooms each morning.
 Mexican Flame, a new one for us this year. It is very happy and climbing around the palm.
 Aloe in 'bloom'.
 Desert Rose although I think of it as "Anniversary Rose" as Ken gave it to me for our anniversary a couple years ago.

 Our native Cassias which has had some beautiful caterpillars this spring.
 Spanish Needle, native, is one of the common names for this beauty.
 Coreopsis, native
 Blanket Flower is one of the common names for this native.
 Looking through the Marlberry towards our bench and Cedar Bay tree.
 Looking forward to seeing our Strongbark grow big and strong! The coontie next to it will be a slow grower but worth the wait. Looking forward to more atalas.
 Ageratum, native.
Much of the yard is quite wild looking. Here is some russelia, the white plumbago against the screen and cassias in the background.
 Have a gorgeous day!