Welcome to my zone 9a habitat garden near Houston, Texas.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2013
April may be known for its showers, but in my garden, it is also known for its flowers. This is the first month of the year when the garden is truly full of flowers. Here is just a sample of what's blooming in my zone 9a garden this month.
The 'Red Lion' amaryllis is roaring - the first of the amaryllises to bloom, other than the St. Joseph lily.
These violas have been blooming since the dead of winter. They were planted in a pot where Gerbera daisies bloomed last summer. Now the Gerberas are coming up among the violas but haven't started to bloom yet.
This stand of white yarrow has been in bloom since early spring.
The autumn sage blooms off and on for most of the year.
This little mandevilla vine was added to the bed next to the patio this spring and has been in bloom continuously since.
Euryops, or bush daisy, is just beginning to bloom.
The 'Mystic Spires' salvia is attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with its deep purple blooms.
So is the nearby yellow lantana.
The native red ruellia is a hummingbird attractant.
Kevin the gnome stands in a bed of reseeded marigolds.
This blue-eyed grass blooms in a pot in the little fish pond, but it has also seeded itself in the planting bed that surrounds the pond.
Another plant beloved by the hummingbirds is the red salvia.
The pink oleander is beginning to bloom.
The orange bulbine is in bloom just about twelve months of the year.
'Hot Lips' salvia always looks like it has had a Botox treatment!
Butterflies love yellow cestrum. And so do I.
The bottle brush plant seems to be well-named. Its funny flowers do look like bottle brushes. This is the dwarf variety 'Little John.'
And here are a few of the roses blooming in the garden this month. The top tier blossoms are 'Dortmund,' 'Monkey Business,' 'Radazz,' and 'Belinda's Dream.' In the bottom tier are 'Molineux,' 'Radsunny,' 'Peggy Martin,' and 'Ducher.'
Thank you to Carole of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day again this month and thank you for visiting my April garden. Happy Bloom Day!