Here are a few more blooms from our yard. We plant all colors of flowers but have more pinks and purples than anything else.
These first flowers are Petchoa it is a new cross between the Petunia and the Calibrochoa. Since I love both of these flowers I wanted to try this one out this year.
This planter is one my hypertufa one in the backyard I had made a few years ago using a exercise ball for the mold. Normally I plant petunias in it. So far the container has held up okay but I have learned a few things about making these planters to try next time. A tree limb fell on my one in the front yard and broke it.
The second flower is the Rose of Sharon also known as Althea. I love althea and this week will be going to the garden center to find a few more colors of this colorful bush. This Althea was shared with me by a twig with rooting solution and it has grown like crazy ever since. These blooms remind me of the Hibiscus.
The third flower is one of my favorites the Knock our Roses. They bloom like crazy in the spring and summer and if you want them to bloom more they love left over tea grinds. We save all our tea grinds for our acid loving plants.
I will be doing several post about blooms in our yard.
This post is about the Day Lilies, Texas Trumpet Vine, and the Yellow Cana Lilies.
The Day Lilies were started from a few bulbs our youngest sons 4th. grade teacher Mrs. Oberg gave the class at the end of school.
The Texas Trumpet vine grows wild here and my husband drug this home from work about 6 or 7 years ago and now we have it several locations and it never lets me down. The hummers love the trumpet style flowers but it needs a place to crawl like a fence.
The Cana Lilies our daughter dug me some up from a rent house they were in about 9 years ago.
Flowers can brighten your day and put a smile on your face plus they add to the landscape of your yard no matter how big or small it is.
Our yard has a little splash of color at every turn.
We have this same variety of crossvine in several different locations in our yard and this year it is blooming like crazy.
The hummingbirds love this vine and you will see them often getting nectar from the flowers.
The paperwhites, wisteria, azaleas, and now the crossvine have all bloomed this year. I honestly thought the freeze would stop everything from blooming. It just goes to show you never doubt mother nature.
Flowers come in every color and shape plant different varieties and colors so you will always get to see something new.
Even after the great Texas freeze of 2021 the George Tabor azaleas are blooming their hearts out.
I have two of these plants on the right side of the front door. On the left side in the front of the house is the Pink Formosa they are not blooming. I feel like they will not bloom this year due to the freeze. They were hit much harder by the 13 degree temperatures.
My azaleas are 38 – 40 years old. I wanted Azaleas so badly because my grandmother had them. Every time they bloom they make me think of her. My grandmother had some planted under pine trees she said they liked the acidic soil the pine straw created. She also had some in the front of the house. She told me to give them coffee and tea grinds for the acid and she said they would thrive. I always give our plants the coffee and tea grinds.
The beauty of flowers in the landscape can put a smile on your face and joy in your heart.