'Yellow Bird' And Her "Chicks"
I put out some oranges to see if they would go for those as well. They investigated, did not partake, but I did manage a through-the-window photo of one of these shy, cautious beauties.
Different yellow bird--Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' now in spring glory.
Her three "chicks"--seedlings--are now three years old. Two are blooming for the first time. They vary greatly in size and growth habit while their flowers are essentially identical to Mama.
Low, sprawling, dense, big
Open Octopus--that's weirdly cool
Petite and tree-like
And this morning, possibly a new seedling. I planted several seeds in this spot when I planted the other seeds, and these never sprouted until, surprise!, now. Maybe the scent of the 'Texas Supersweet' onion scared it out of the soil.
Other flowers appearing as April nears.
Hunnemannia fumariifolia with ever blooming Verbena 'De la Mina'
California poppy flowers now appearing also
Agave flowers for the bees and hummers. A Western Scrub Jay was even at them.
The roses will get going big time in three or four days when it warms up. Lots and lots of buds.
'Twilight Zone' (very appropriate name for the current pandemic)
And the brief but always delightful joy of "Dutch" Iris. Inspired by the enthusiasm of a garden club speaker about spring bulbs, I planted more Iris, Freesias, and Triteleia this past autumn.
Hope you are all well.