These are tiny wildflowers, both native and and non-native that make their home at Tropical Texana. Since I have a wildlife garden as well, I figure some little insect appreciates the nectar.
To see some outstanding garden flowers popping up around the world, visit our host Carol at http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/. You'll be inspired! Happy GBBD from down here in Texas! David :-)
We start out with Azalea 'Pride of Mobile'. It's not a wildflower, but its wild cousin grows in deep East Texas. The hard freeze last month did no damage, so all 3 of mine are putting on quite a show.
This is wild strawberry. It's one of my groundcovers. It behaves in shade, but can take over elsewhere.
This is Prairie Windflower....isn't that the best name for a wildflower?
This a tiny yellow clover that seems to think it wants to be my new lawn! After it blooms, it will get to enter my renewable resource program (nice way of saying compost pile).
Like many here in the South, I have fought this oxalis and lost the battle. I have made my peace with its ever spreading bulblets. What a pretty enemy, don't you think?
This native oxalis is called yellow wood sorrel. It is the well-behaved cousin. I like it so much more.
The trailing vetch has a tiny, but intricate bloom. VETCH is such an awful sounding word for a little plant. It sounds like someone is cursing. Example: Oh vetch, some weed is growing in those potted plants again!
It needs another name like Rambling Peavine.
I posted about this one already, but I just love these little violets. They are natives and all over my garden. I've even got some up in the rocky Agave beds. They seem to think that's OK even though I told them to stay in the woodland garden out back.
Well, that's the tour. If you find yourself crawling around on your hands and knees this week (hopefully in the garden, not at work), be on the lookout for tiny surprises. There might be a little wildflower waiting for you.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston