New Plants in the Garden
Anthony Waterer Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer') may need a little more sun and acid than it is getting presently, but it still put out a few clusters of flowers.
Goldmound Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound') still has a few faint pink clusters also.
Dyckia fosteriana, growing right at the base of a Red Oak, produces blossoms that are actually more orange than shown in the picture.
Pink Shamrock (Oxalis crassipes 'Rosea') is constantly producing additional little pink blooms.
My other shamrock, White Shamrock (Oxalis crassipes 'Alba'), doesn't seem to make as many blooms, but still manages to put out some.
Texas Betony (Stachys coccinea) has finished its primary bloom cycle, but still has a few blossoms here and there.
'Ragin' Cajun' Ruellia (Ruellia elegans 'Ragin' Cajun') has re-emerged from underground; still getting this year's growth started, it also managed to throw out a couple of blooms.
If my memory is correct, Red Dragon Knotweed (Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon') mainly produces its blossoms in the fall. But a few are appearing here in the spring.
Yeah, I know. It's bad, it's evil. But Nandina domestica grows & blooms in my shade, and its red berries in the fall are lovely.
The bronze-leafed begonias (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum) continue to explode in pink blossoms. I'm not too big on annuals, but I can't pass up the begonia's zealous bloom production.
The Chrysanthemum still puts out a flower now and again.
The Red Yucca's (Hesperaloe parviflora) bloom stalk has skyrocketed upward, and is now unfurling its limbs of red blooms.
Bear's Breech (Acanthus 'Summer Beauty') is sending up two flower spikes which tend to last quite a while. The unique blossoms occur at almost symmetrically precise steps along the stalk.
Hope you are enjoying your own bloom day!