that if I show you all of the photos.....in one post....it would be a very lengthy post.
So I will share just a couple of lovely native shrubs, that often
at a glance, people do not know that they bloom........or even exist.
There is so much natural landscape disappearing due to
the "oil bust" here in Texas. So many beautiful plants
are being destroyed........so many meadows and prairies are
being dozed over.......all of it lost, forever. Look closely at the shrubs
beside the cactus in the above photo. When the sun shines just right,
this plant has the loveliest lavender color..............
because it is blooming the prettiest ,purple, lavender ,and yellow, flowers
that have a "feathery" look.
That is why they are called
It is a shrub that grows 2 to 3 feet high.
It blooms in April, is deciduous, and grows in full Texas sun.
And it has a light flowery scent, which Sophie approves of.
Across the prairie grounds here, it springs up and is so pretty to see!
Next, I have posted on this plant before........and a few months back, it
had tan color berries.........now that spring has come......
the berries have turned red.
This is the Joint Fir
It grows about a 3 foot high shrub, is an evergreen ,and
likes partial shade.
The deer love to eat this, and I love creating gardens around this.
At this time, the woods are filled with color from this
shrub that grows everywhere.
It is such a beautiful and peaceful time .....here on the prairie
and I am hoping that this finds you under a blanket of natural beauty
instead of snow!
I stood in the Maytime meadows
By roses circled round,
Where many a fragile blossom
Was bright upon the ground...
Volkslied (German folk song)