As I sit here typing this, the rain continues to come down out there. We had four inches (four inches!!) so far last night and it doesn't look to be letting up anytime soon. Thank goodness I went to ACL Fest last weekend instead of this one...
Lantana is a relatively "common" plant, but isn't it so beautiful in bloom?
I planted to frog fruit this year up front, just a few plants to see how they would do. This is a very lovely, non-showy native that forms a nice, spreading ground cover in the natural area by our house. Butterflies love the tiny white flowers. It seems to be doing well.
Zexmenia is another really solid, constant bloomer around these parts. Here is it with the agaves. Speaking of, I'm going to be removing these agaves this year. They provided very important structure when we were just starteing the garden, but now they are mostly a nuisance.
Rock rose, mist flower, and four nerve daisy...
Everything is blooming. Thank you rain!
By the way, keep an eye out for the monarchs. They are starting to migrate through albeit at very small numbers so far. I've also seen a few snout butterflies on the move.