Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Rain - Oh How We Love The Rain!

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 The rain has been wonderful- just wonderful.  Everything is rejoicing in the rain!!
The Texas Sage are blooming all over town- it is a wonderful sight. 
The Cactus have been very showy this year- not sure if it is due to the rain or just a coincidence but I am happy either way.
soft caress mahonia
 The 'Soft Caress' Mahonia are beginning to bloom. 
 I love the contrast of the deep green and the bright yellow.
One of my favorite combos lately is the brightness of the Damianita and the neon purple of the Homestead Verbena.  
 The Thryallis are blooming as well- a lot of yellow I am noticing in this post.....
clerodendrum blue butterfly
 The Clerodendrum 'Blue Butterfly' are blooming as well- I think this is such an unusual flower.
cuphea cigar plant
And last but not least, the Large Cigar Plant- I love this little Cuphea. There are so many, but I have always loved this one best. it looks like candy corn to me.  
Hope everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy GBBD May 2013!

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 Happy GBBD to everyone!!!!
 Hope everyone is having a great May so far- it has been wonderful here in Austin.  We have had rain off and on and the weather has been beautiful!!!  Enjoying it while we can.
 Posting some photos I have taken this week- I have not been to the nursery much this week, so relying on photos I took earlier while out there this past week/weekend.  The above is the Brugmansia which blooms like upside down trumpets- I love them- in Houston (where I used to live) my neighbors had a HUGE one- it was stunning!!
white salvia leucantha
 The white Leucantha are blooming away- always have been and always will be a favorite.
 The bees are all over the Bulbine!!!
palo verde desert museum
 The Palo Verde 'Desert Museum' is blooming away.  I can't believe how much this tree has grown in the past year!!!
red passion vine
 The red Passion Vines are blooming- love them as all the Passion Vines but something about a red one.... just love it!
peanut cactus
 The little Peanut Cactus- love this guy- such big blooms for such a little cactus.
cholla bloom
 The Chollas are blooming like mad.  Pretty purple.
bat face cuphea
 The Bat Face Cuphea- interesting little blooms- they look more like little pig faces to me but intriguing nonetheless.
goldenball lead tree
The Goldenball Lead trees are in full bloom as well.  Our neighbors tree is solid yellow.  They look like little golf balls to me all over the tree.  Hope everyone is having a great GBBD and be sure and visit May Dreams Gardens to check out what is blooming all over the world!