Friday, March 26, 2010


I took some snaps yesterday of what's in bloom around our house.  

The columbine in the tub isn't quite blooming yet, but it has little buds and I bet today at least one of them will open.  The one just above, tropical sage or tropical salvia coccinea, was just planted last week. The little jasmine that was also planted last week has grown a sturdy new sprig.   The weather here has been glorious and perfect for the spring garden, lots of sunny days interspersed with days of rain.  It's a Central Texas gardener's dream.  


  1. What is that strange flower in the second picture? Too cool!

  2. It's informally called a "spoon flower." Isn't it odd and pretty? If any one recalls what its proper name is, I'd really like to know.