Showing the colors
The florist's anemones are mostly blue, with several of the red ones with the white ring near the center, and two pure white ones (although none of the blue-white variety with the blue-black near the center), making for quite a patriotic display out back. In addition, elsewhere there are two shades of blue hyacinths and two shades of pink ones. We're seeing some of the very showy grape hyacinths from Bastrop and a couple of blue Siberian squill flowers. The leucojums are at their peak. A pale yellow potted trailing nasturtium has seven blossoms. There are lots of buds on various jonquils, narcissi, and daffodils. The alliums are still coming along, with about a third open. Lantanas close to the street are showing no leaves, but others are. Two kinds of owls call most mornings but haven't been seen. The oak motte out front is beginning to let its leaves drop in earnest. This has been a very good year for wild anemone blanda, maybe the best ever. There are no tulips of any sort yet, neither Dutch hybrids nor species types, although the rains bring more and more leaves.