Garden Bloggers Bloom Day may not take place for a fortnight but I just have to post these flower pictures now. I'm not sure these plants will still be blooming on the fifteenth. I also feel like I've been holding out on you a bit, by not sharing photos of the stars of my yard.
My iris is finally blooming. Most of my flowers seem to be on a slower blooming schedule than some of the others around town, but, oh boy, when they decide to bloom, they bloom!
My neighbor brought me back some tulips from Holland. I really didn't think they would bloom here, but his girlfriend assured me they would. I'm glad to be wrong, in this instance.
These Frederic Mistral roses really must have enjoyed getting all that rain last summer. They are blooming like crazy. And they smell fantastic. Another instance when we need scratch and sniff Internet.
My husband is such a rabid Longhorn fan that I haven't told him this rose is named Oklahoma.
This lavender rose is my favorite. You can also get a glimpse of the other roses in the background.
I really should have gotten a picture of the container garden that holds this water lily. Next time.
The El Calafate bush is one of the more unusual plants in my yard. It's from South America.
And finally, my favorite bloom right now--the Chilean firebush. It's just spectacular.
I hope at least some of these blooms hold out for a while. This is definitely the best time to be in my garden.
( I'm fairly certain that by now you've figured out these flowers aren't blooming in my yard, but just in case, April Fools. I took these photos on our trip last October to Argentina. Lucky for me, October is spring there. The firebush looks particularly spectacular because it's highlighted against the Perito Moreno glacier.)