Thank-you, Carol, at http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/ for creating this wonderful monthly tradition!
The jungle garden in the very back of the yard attracts many butterflies such as swallowtails. They love this plant.
The unusual blooms of our native dwarf sabal palm
The lovely row of impatiens in the front yard are at their peak. Curcuma gingers are just starting to emerge.
An exotic Vriesia bromeliad bloom. (It was a gift with no label, but I'm guessing V. carinata)
Daylily 'Tuscawilla Tigress' has a visiting bee.
Scutellaria Pink Skullcap came back from a hard freeze and steals the show in the front Agave garden.
The dry weather has few 'winners', but the Four O'clocks are having their best year ever with tons of blooms and almost perfect foliage.
Since our last GBBD, we've added a small flock of pet garden chickens to our place. My wife is holding our oldest. Her name is "Hoot" since she looks like a baby owl. Hoot is now so tame that she sits in our lap. She has a sweet personality and her feathers are downy soft.
Finally, a little abstract art. The shadows are cast on the many shades of a fading palm frond.
Thanks so much for visiting Tropical Texana. I'm a school teacher and can't wait to get a bit more time to visit the many gardens on GBBD. Hope to see yours soon.
David & Melanie :-)