Our mountain laurel every mid-Feb. decides either to leaf out or flower out. Looks like this Spring it's a bit of both. It smells like Welch's grape juice. Yum.
This is an ice plant. Alien-looking. It's a succulent ground cover. Wikipedia says it's now classified as an invasive species--fitting, huh?
Below foreground is the result of bad pruning. I learned that a plumbago can be cut back almost to the ground. Because it seems to grow back in the Spring from way at its base. Does anyone know if I should go ahead and prune these old branches anyway?Last summer, I scattered bluebonnet wildflower seeds over our easement (whatever that space is that's publicly owned between sidewalk and street). I pressed a few into the ground for good measure.
To my delight, about 8 of the 20 or so seeds took.
Talk about anticipation.