On the left is this year’s soil to bring the level up. To the right is last year’s winecups!A baby two leaf senna in one of the caliche planters!The guard flamingo is keeping a careful eye on Briar. Gotta keep her from squishing the Oklahoma penstemon. Every night Gram wants to go past Briar in the hall. Every night she waits for her chance to slobber him. This only happens at night. It is now a ritual. She smiles. As soon as he attempts it and she slobbers him, then they saunter into the room together. Photos by Paula.
The rainbow garden is almost there. The winecups have gotten MASSIVE. I have never seen such mammoth winecup leaves in the wild.
A typical winecup with regular sized leaves. We saw this one today on our afternoon walk, at Saxon Park.
A view panning over to see the Salvia greggii and coreopsis too. All the white flowers in the raised beds are cilantro. If you’ve been looking at our iNaturalist feed, the cilantro flowers are hopping with insect activity.
Mystery green bit in caliche planter. Looks suspiciously like a grass but we’ll find out! Maybe something good!The yellow irises from Judy are in full bloom now!One of the two Camassia scilloides has TWO flower buds!The other Camassia scilloides has a much smaller flower bud. The angusta has a similar sized bud that is on a shorter stalk as of yet. The two leaf senna is coming back! This one got big last year and made a lot of seeds. The other smaller two leaf senna from last year is off to a great start this season!I put a lot of Missouri fluttermill primrose seeds in the yellow area of the rainbow garden )near the two leaf senna) and one is coming up! Yay!The dwarf spiderwort continues to bloom! This one has two flowers now! The other individual hasn’t flowered yet. This mystery grass has appeared in many areas under the oak tree. It seems wrong for millet but I don’t remember wheat in the bird seed mix? Any ideas are welcome. iNaturalist suggests the wheat genus but I don’t think there are any native ones here.
The two leaf senna had at least two seed pods! The second plant doesn’t have any buds but is growing new leaves.This sprouted after another surprise rain this morning and I don’t know what it is. Cowpen daisies I bought are sprouting!The scurf pea (Psoralea/Pediomelium latestipulata) from Mom has its first adult leaf!Little seedlings sprouting. Could be what I planted (Scarlet globemallow), could be volunteers.More cowpen daisies in a pot where I put them and some Rosa sp from Mom from Fannin Co TX.Tiny seedlings in the soil from Jeanne that contains the annual Sedum nutallii!Little seedlings sprouting. Again, could be what I planted, could be volunteers. This hope is Verbena halei.