Zilker Neighborhood Gardens

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

Garden “first”

Here are some firsts from the new garden. I just love seeing the new flowers come into the garden. Texas hibiscus is supposed to be a profuse flowerer. Purple coneflower often has flowers into the Fall. These photos were taken on September 8, 2012, about 2.5 months after these plants were put into the ground.

Texas Heartleaf Hibiscus, flower picture

Texas Heartleaf Hibiscus, First Flower (above). Flowers on this plant last only 1 day on average. But the blossom generously.

Purple Coneflower, picture of first flower

Purple coneflower, First Flower.

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