Now on with October's show! We got 4 inches of rain last week, so the garden is blooming like crazy!
Oxypetalum 'Heaven Born' is in the milkweed family and has bloomed for 3 months with no problems. I'm growing this one again next summer.
Here's a surprise. Our Golden Rain Tree had its first blooms this week. They 'rain' down onto the ground all month. It's a beautiful little tree called Koelreuteria paniculata.
Beautiful Turk's Cap again in bloom. Wow! Another one from my friend Cindy.
Lantana has my respect after this horrible, dry summer.
Yellow purslane volunteer. What a happy flower.
Ruellia has bloomed for months now.
All three shades of Four O'Clocks are in bloom right now.
This unusual Four O'Clock was growing wild along a river near Utopia, Texas.
Butterflyweed from my friend Cindy at My Corner of Katy.
Lantana 'Fruity Pebbles', an upright Lantana with leaves in sets of three.
Here are the fruity pebbles before eaten by Mockingbirds.
Big surprise. I've watched this volunteer grow all during the drought and now I know what it is: our native Goldenrod. That's nothing to sneeze at. All flowers are a welcome sight after this horrific drought.
Prickly Pear in a sea of lavender Lantana.
Aloe 'Silver Fox' in bloom.
Can you count the chickens? I found this display at our Hobby Lobby in Katy, Texas. I love chicken art since we have 5 live chickens of our own.
We got our first BROWN egg this week.
Well, that's it for this month.
May all your garden dreams come true.
Thanks for stopping by our garden here along the Texas Gulf Coast.