|These bluebonnets established rosettes last summer before I even finished collecting seed pods.|
|Oxeye daisies are gearing up.|
|Pomegranate bushes have leaves left from last year dancing above the new growth emerging.|
|Every Fall I chastise myself for not pulling out more of the residual Vinca ground cover. Then every Spring it decks itself out in purple blossoms, and all is forgiven for another season.|
|Sumac (Rhus lanceolata)|
|Seed pods open up like flowers as a predictor for beauty yet to be realized.|
Now that the bottle tree has a couple of years under its belt, I'm optimistic if these are not in fact blooms in progress, that the eventual flower display will (finally!) justify my interest in having one.
On a "blink and you'll miss it" timer, this spirea bush (cultivar unknown) is mere hours away from being covered in delicate white blossoms.
A safe move depending on your gardening goals, that is. The spaces here behind the fence are private. Except for close friends or family, we don't invite visitors in. If things look a little ragged, we don't mind. Other than grabbing a shot for those of you coming here to read blog posts I don't have to get beds "viewing ready" for anything or anybody. And the many lessons to be learned? They will wait until the pupil is ready. This garden is keeping to a schedule all its own.