I was mesmerized recently on a trip to my friends', Jacque & Sherry's, garden. That garden has exploded in color in recent weeks, so many of my flower pics are from their "back 40." Look at the sunny yellow of this iris--not a variety I usually see!
And the pink-lemonade of this one is so damn yummy, isn't it?
Gerbera daisies always remind me of my sister, Laura--it's her favorite flower!
I'm really lucky to have spotted this patch of bluebonnets; it's probably the only one in Texas this year! Our wildflower season has been the pits--the only other place I've seen our state flower is in a soccer field at an elementary school.
We don't have cherry blossoms in Texas, but I spotted some in a recent visit to Hakone Gardens in CA. The delicate bloom against a brilliant blue sky is achingly beautiful.
One of the oddest things I've seen this spring was at Zilker Gardens where Rachel Mathews and I noticed red bud blooms up and down the trunks of the trees. I've never seen that before--it was like "Attack of the Red Bud Pod People." Don't trust it--it only looks beautiful until the aliens spring forth and take your first born.
I can do without any other spring flower except Texas Mountain Laurel--the purple-indigo flowers infused with the instantly recognizable grape Kool-Aid scent is luscious. Puts me in my happy place, where I'm no longer concerned about Red Bud aliens.
This red-flowering quince was, I think, the first sign of spring down at Zilker--the blooms standing in stark contrast to the otherwise bare branches definitely announces that winter is over.
So many gardeners take pictures of their spring flowers--I'd love it if you hopped over to my Facebook fan page and added yours!