Zilker Neighborhood Gardens

Commentary by a National Wildlife Steward who helps Zilker neighbors establish native plant gardens

Beauty of Native Wildflowers, Trees, and Wildlife

Here’s an array of beautiful flowers from native plants that I planted in Fall 2010 or last summer 2011 despite the heat. Click on any picture and you’ll be taken to a slideshow with large images. You’ll see: prairie verbena (light purple, grown from seed planted a few months ago), Orchid Tree in bloom (white, planted last summer), winecup (purple, planted last summer), Mexican poppy (orange, wildflower mix planted from seed in fall 2010), emerging sunflower (planted last summer from seed), Indian Blanket (orange/red/yellow, planted from seed in fall 2010), and some red and blue wildflowers I have yet to identify. There’s also a Red Admiral (Vanessa Atalanta) butterfly which was hanging out on our red bud tree in bloom.

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