The garden looks about the same right now and I did stop and smell the bluebonnets yesterday. The fragrance was overwhelming. It took me a couple of minutes to realize where it was coming from.
Today, 04-13-14, the garden is receiving some rain to help those flowers grow. There is a chance of storms too, but this is Texas and that chance is there almost anytime it rains.
I always forget that bluebonnet flowers have a fragrant scent. They are not a flower that comes to mind, like roses or gardenias, as having a fragrance, but their sweet scent has been apparent for the last few weeks.
The neighbors have noticed the bluebonnets too. Almost everyone that walks by comments on how much they like/love the bluebonnets. I think the presence of this familiar and beloved flower has helped to build broader acceptance of my lawn-less front garden, at least while the bluebonnets are in bloom.
I have been so busy trying to finish projects lately that I have not had much time to just enjoy the garden and smell the bluebonnets. I am trying hard to finish my ongoing projects before the heat and mosquitoes limit my outdoor time. One of this year’s unplanned projects is visible in the top photo. I emptied and moved the stock tank (galvanized planter as I refer to it around my neighbors) to the other side of the garden where it would be more visible and balance out the red yucca on the opposite side of the sidewalk.
I will have more photos of my completed projects soon. I think I will actually finish my existing projects in the front garden this weekend! Time will tell how long I can go before I start new projects. I hope it is a long time because I need a rest.