… at least according to the calendar, but here in our garden the first blossoms are appearing. Well, actually the temperatures have quite often been more spring-like than winter-like, and Texas Mountain Laurels usually are the first to start blossoming. Here’s ours:
And here’s a closer look:
And now a really close-up shot of the blossoms:
And this here is the small one we planted late last autumn:
Some time this winter it looked like it was losing some leaves, as if an animal or some vermin had been nibbling at them, but since that has stopped and it’s blossoming now we really hope it’ll survive. Texas Mountain Laurels are, as the name indicates, used to the climate here and thus very drought tolerant. And that’s the reason why we have chosen that tree, among others.
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- Sperry: What’s killing mountain laurels? (mysanantonio.com)
- Neil Sperry: Learn to like color of laurels (mysanantonio.com)