Saturday, May 15, 2010
Over the past 24 hours or so, Austin finally received a good rain--my rain gauge indicates 4.5 inches--so some of my blooms are a little battered right now. [EDITED May 17, 2010: In my excitement about the rain, I read the centimeter side of the gauge--doh! So we actually got 1.8 inches, not 4.5 inches.] Not complaining! Visit Carol's May Dreams Gardens blog to see blooms from the rest of the world today.
first plumbago bloom after extra-cold winter
indigo spires salvia
blackfoot daisies and first Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha) blooms
last red cascade roses for awhile
Texas bluebells (Eustoma "Florida Blue")
Other plants somewhat battered but blooming today are society garlic, victoria blue salvia, purple and white ruellia, balloon flower, marigold, torenia, verbena, "Diamond Frost" euphorbia, and trailing lantana.