It has taken awhile, but finally spring flowers have started poking out and blooming in our garden. The only problem is that there just aren’t enough blooms, so a few weekends ago I started more seeds on the side flower beds. In a month or two hopefully there will be a profusion of blooms for late spring. Currently the roadsides here in Texas are jam packed with wildflowers and I’m enjoying them immensely!
Chrysanthemums have always had a special place in my heart. I think I was in middle school and my mom had been sick, so I bought a pot of mums at the grocery store for her. Eventually, when they stopped blooming, she planted them in the ground and they bloomed for many years after. I don’t think they are still around, though.
Snapdragons also remind me of my childhood, running around with my brother in the front yard, picking the flowers and then squeezing them on the side at the hinge, open and shut.
We bought two pots of bluebonnets for one of our plots but also started some from seed. The ones from seed were started much too late for them to bloom this year unless they decide to bloom very late, sometime in the summer. But, I enjoy seeing the proliferation of blooms right now! I’m just now seeing bluebonnets on the roadside.
Part of the community garden also encompasses an orchard in the baby stages, and along the wall of our water well pump is what I think is a climbing rose of some sort. Visit after visit, I drove past the blooms and wondered what they were, finally walking over one day before I left the garden to figure out what exactly it was that was blooming. I was pleasantly surprised!
Chel will get a kick out of these nasturiums. We planted seeds along most of the fronts of the beds and many of them are growing tall, vining, and flowering now. Sometimes I pluck a few nasturium tops to throw in my salads…they are really good and have a spicy kick.
I love seeing a profusion of color in the garden, it adds depth and flavor to the garden. What colors are showing up in your neck of the woods?