The garden was a bit slow to get going this year for some reason and others around the state have noticed the same. A few folks are relating it to drought conditions that are plaguing various parts of the state to differing levels. We are not nearly as dry as areas west of here but we certainly aren’t nearly as moist and up to normal conditions either. Rhododendron canescens finally got the notice to start blooming, albeit a few weeks later than usual, but I always look forward to this native azalea.
Our patch of Texas ragwort, Senecio ampullaceus, has expanded this year to my delight. I’ll have to share another post when they are all blooming here soon. Most are sending up flowering stalks now. This is Bernadette, the largest plant in the group. Yep, I named a plant!
The grow out area of various seeds I’ve got going. The front is our native snapdragon vine and the back is I think Arnoglossum or Giant coneflower—both have similar leaves and I’m growing both but I can’t remember which side of the snapdragons each one is located!
So much is going on in the yard I’ll be sharing more garden photos soon!