The first thing to bloom are the larkspur. I collected these wildflower seeds when I worked at Home to Garden and loved seeing them bloom in the early spring there.
Here is the garden in late April. My Red Cascade rose seemed to have more blooms than ever before, and the Mexican Bird of Paradise was loaded down as well.
Mexican Bird of Paradise up close. This is one of my favorite plants.
This bloom is on our Desert Willow tree, the variety is called 'Bubba'.
A miniature pink rose with Santolina and Golden Oregano.
Spineless Prickly Pear with Blue Larkspur and a native Texas yellow flowering plant that I forgot the name of.
Mexican Feather grass, another favorite, with blooming Santolina.
My Cardoon in bloom, it's taller than me!
A view of the whole garden