Went to New Braunfels to check on the house. I was so happy to see things still alive and thrilled to see blooms. I never imagined I would have anything to add to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) has grown at least 2-3 feet this last week.
Since it can grow to 6-15 feet in one season it makes a great screen. (I need to plant some more to the left...) It is an annual for us in Zone 8 so save the seeds. Since it is poisonous you will need to teach the little ones to not graze on this one.
Chinese Buttonbush (Adina rubella) button bush is still blooming. I think this is the longest period I have ever seen it bloom. It must have been all the rain it received this spring. The butterflies are loving it.
Not a great shot of Belinda's Dream since my cold camera was fogging up this morning. I just wanted you to see all the blooms on this lovely.
Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis) grows in full sun to partial shade and begins its bloom in late summer to fall. This is one more plant I amazed at its recovery. This went from dappled shade to full sun and is loving it..
Roll your mouse over the photo above. I will lay off my parlor tricks for awhile now. Just wanted to show my stark contrast from the current photo to this last April (before the storm).
Just here long enough to mow what little grass is growing, give everybody a big drink of water and then back to Fort Worth. The backdoor neighbors were finishing up their fencing last night. One of their friends hopped over our chain link fence to take a tour of the house. Says he is starting over from a divorce - the house is just the right size for him. Hope he and his banker are on the same page.
See more blooming gardens at May Dreams Garden and GBBD. Thanks for stopping by.