As buds began to swell last week, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the flowering of my pond iris. And this morning, three burgundy, yellow-throated flowers unfurled.
They look especially picturesque as viewed against the turquoise shed doors.
Several more buds mean more flowers to come.
Jenny/Rock Rose gave me a division of this lovely iris in 2015. It bloomed for me that year, but last year…nothing.
So you can see why I’m excited about it now.
Other plants are in full bloom as well, including the pomegranate tree next to the beaked yucca.
Dozens of frilly, orange flowers resemble juju hats…
…or, when seen closer, ruffly crepe-paper flowers.
On the other side of the garden, star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) perfumes the upper patio.
And although it’s not my garden, I have to share a sweet spring image of golden columbines, like shooting stars, at Zilker Botanical Garden last Saturday.
Oh, and congrats to Austin gardener Ruthie Burrus, whose charming stone garden haus smothered in ‘Peggy Martin’ roses appears in the current issue of Southern Living (April 2017)! I had the pleasure of visiting Ruthie’s garden a couple of years ago; click for the full tour.
And here’s the magazine cover if you want to pick up a copy to read all about her garden haus and roses.
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