Newest in the pleasure grounds
We have four species tulips in bloom, three of them red-and-white clusiana and one a Lilac Wonder. There's one California poppy. Those plants were doing well until they were touched once too many times too strongly by the winter cold. Sun Disc is holding up particularly well in the warmer weather, and so, surprisingly, are the red anemones. We're seeing more poet's narcissus of various types and more Thalia every day. Alliums are past their peak. We keep discovering more bluebonnet plants in odd places; something about the winter must have caused seeds to germinate that have been there a long time. It will be interesting to see whether they bloom and, if they do, whether they'll be the red ones.