Spring Growth

Japanese Yew Buds

It has been a hard year for our poor, wee garden but to be honest I think the big Texas Freeze has given most of the original plants a boost. There is bright green growth everywhere and some delightful buds. This white buds on the Yew have just a tinge of blue in them.

I have no idea what this bush is – can anyone help? This is the first time I have seen blossoms in such abundance.

Even my tropical Ti plants have started new growth – they are for zone 10-12 and we are 9. They were both about 5′ tall before the freeze and don’t usually die back in a typical winter season.

You can always depend on old faithful Lantana to bounce back. This eventually turns into a mixed orange and pink blossom – each one has a slightly different variation of colors. Below is the yellow version.

This is one of three brand new Coleus plants. I love the lime and burgundy version. Our garden centers are now like supermarkets were at the start of the Pandemic/Toilet Tissue crisis. There is little stock and it all costs twice as much. I just buy the inexpensive plants at our local grocery store and they look great. Sometimes I see the nursery man deliver them and he suggests the best ones.

I have a soft spot for this Texas Mountain Laurel – it is indigenous and my neighbor gave me it because it didn’t like her garden. She has thrived in ours and is covered with spikes which should turn purple with the most beautiful grape scent. It is also known as Mescal Bean. The red seeds are highly poisonous and contain a narcotic/hallucinogen compound. I see a “Breaking Bad” retirement in our future…โ˜ฃ๏ธ

35 thoughts on “Spring Growth

  1. Like nature, we too can learn how to wait with patience and purpose. To appreciate the season weโ€™re in without needing it to change before itโ€™s due time.

    Our garden centres are just like yours, Kerry. The ques are long, the stock is low and seeds, compost and bedding plants are flying off the shelves at the speed of light. Have a nice weekend. Aiva ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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    • So true, Aiva. Hasn’t the world changed in a year and who would have thought that we would be flocking to Garden Centers?
      I went to our Mall today and it is strange too. Shops closed or opening late.
      Have a great weekend, K x ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

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