For spring, that is. And neither can these unmistakable markers of spring in my garden. Let's start with the little daffodil. I don't know the name of this one as they came with the yard when we moved here (and survived the Great Landscape Makeover of 2006). But it's the same type as are blooming in the interstate median, along the highways, and in abandoned lots. The same type as in my header photo, taken not too far from our town. They're somewhat small and dainty but obviously hardy. My fancy store-bought daffodils are still taking their sweet time when it comes to blooming.
Ah, my little Texas bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis). I planted these last fall in a rectangular clay pot, hoping they would do better than the previous year's plants which sat in my cool soggy soil. And they have done much better. They're just starting to bloom and are spilling out of the pot. They're also a tad yellow, possibly from overcrowding?? I'm not sure what the problem is exactly but I gave them a shot of fish emulsion to ease the strain. I also had to show my homage to my home state of Texas. I'm sure you'll see this shot in the future when there are more blooms. :-)
The "Mini-Penny" hydrangea is putting out its spring growth. You go girl!
I just love the way the periwinkle (Vinca major) looks like it has a flower within a flower (look closely). These grow wild in my former alleyway. Obviously hardy if they can grow on asphalt and a little bit of humus!
And here's a promise of cool spring things to come, a tulip about to open. You'll be seeing more of that in future posts I'm sure.