Friday, March 2, 2012

Blooming Friday ~ Hard and Soft

Today I’m joining Katarina over at Roses and Stuff for Blooming Friday. The theme for this Friday is hard and soft. These photos are of flowers blooming in my garden today. I believe all of these flowers look like soft delicate objects, but in reality all of these plants are as hard as nails. So don’t let their beauty fool you!
This lovely is called Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella). This plant is a native of North America and can easily be started from seed. Firewheel is not too picky about heat or lack of water.

Julia Child rose is just the best! It has bloomed for me all winter. The foliage looks great and it is never begging for any special treatment.

Here we have one of the native Louisiana Irises. It just began to flower today. It is called Copper Iris (Iris fulva). This iris blooms each spring in my garden.

This is an old China rose called Mutabilis. I only recently planted this rose and it has already started blooming. I love it!

Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) is very drought tolerant. Its’ silver foliage looks great and the purple flowers are enjoyed by bees and butterflies.

The Ducher rose is just a spectacular rose. It has been in bloom all winter in my garden. I love the color and shape of the flowers.

 Souvenir De St. Anne is a wonderful rose. It has also been in flower all winter. It smells divine!

The Fairy has only recently started to bloom. The soft pink color goes so well with other plants.

I began this post with a native flower and I’m also ending this post with a native. Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) can range in color from a dark pink to white. This plant just began blooming today in my garden.

 I hope you enjoyed looking at what is blooming in my garden today. Have a great weekend! Happy Gardening!


  1. Fantastic photos of many beautiful flowers.
    I like them all.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Funny - and true - interpretation of the the theme!
    It is amazing to see how it blooms in your garden in this time of year. In my garden the colors are different shades of brown and green...and no flowers yet...

    Thank you Lucy for following my blog! So nice to have a visitor from the other side of the world!

    Have a nice weekend!/Anja

  3. Hi Lucy!
    Lovely colourful flowers you are showing us. And such blooming for us to see up in the North, where the spring just started up...Have a nice weekend! Best wishes,

  4. Wow! Nice set of flowers to start off March!
    It should be a PERFECT gardening day tomorrow here in Houston for the both of us.
    David :0)

  5. Quel plaisir de découvrir toutes ces couleurs de fleurs qui fleurissent en ce moment dans votre jardin. J'ai surtout relevé que les roses fleurissent aussi en hiver dans votre région. Un vrai bonheur !
    Belle soirée jocelyne

  6. Lovely pictures. I do like the Sage - such a beautiful colour and so soft and furry!

  7. Thank you for participating in Blooming Friday! Your pictures are great - I simply adore your roses. It must be fabulous to have blooming roses isn your garden during winter...


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