Celebrating all things wild…well just all things wild and flowery, here are some of my wild ones this beautiful April in Austin, Texas.
The luscious Yellow or Hinckley Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana, is still showing off after a month of blooms.
A favorite of my honeybees is the Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens.
Though this year, I haven’t spied any hummingbirds sipping nectar from those tubular blooms.
The Lyreleaf Sage, Salvia lyrata, sports a color I can’t quite capture with my camera–a rich blue-purple. This tidy little Texas native blooms for about a month, then sets interesting seed heads for the summer.
The sunny blooming Engelmann’s or Cutleaf Daisy, Engelmannia peristenia, is so bright that it almost overpowers its native companions– the deep pink Hill Country Penstemon Penstemon triflorus, to its left and the ‘Henry Duelberg’ Sage, Salvia farinacea, on its right.
I love that combination and look forward to it every spring.
Thanks to Gail at clay and limestone for hosting this wildflower party every month!