Although the snow didn’t help out the trees any, and we are about a month behind last year’s blooming times, a few things are popping up. Texas yellowstar (Lindheimera texana), cutleaf daisy (Engelmannia peristenia), and happily the evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
Even though the seed mix was planted in spring 2011, this is the first year the cut leaf daisies have appeared. They are now popping up all over the place which is great as they are perennials, and mound nicely. This is the first brave flowerer, looking a little subpar as it withstood the snow and another recent frost
Evening Primrose in bloom
Meanwhile, the front “triangle” is awash with globe mallow, blue flax, and my mystery yellow flowering bush.
Globe mallows going mad in the triangle in the front of the house. The mesquite behind is yet to leaf out.
The front triangle was seeded with Western Wonder’s Western Wildflower Mix (which used to be the Llano Estacado mix).
I’m really into these native globe mallows — the bees go mad for them, they produce millions of seeds, and they also transplant well. I’m planning to collect and germinate seeds for transplant so I can get some more into the backyard.