I can't figure out my crape myrtle at all--I never know when to expect flowers, and at least once a year, I'm convinced that I've killed it, so it's always a nice surprise when it blooms.
Evolvus glomeratus (Blue Daze) looking a little more purple than blue here today, but that's OK.
Both my lavender and my basil are almost always in bloom.
This ice blue plumbago is going crazy right now. I guess after the year+ that it spent living in a bag between my friend's yard and mine, it's decided to take advantage of its spot in the yard.
I planted some Noir de Carmes melon seeds from D. Landreth Seed Company, a few weeks ago, and I already have a flower!
I also planted some radishes...so far, I have discovered that I am not much of a radish farmer, but I can grow some pretty good radish flowers.
My unidentified orchid that I got bought at Long's Drugs a few years ago. It is making the best of the saddest "repotting" situation ever. What a trooper!
My favorite daylily surprised me with a new bloom the other day. With red ti leaves in the background and my hardy ice plant (Delosperma cooperi) below, what more could I ask for?
a gorgeous purple color; eventually they turn into the mellow green that you see on the left-hand side of the picture. The flowers are sort of secondary, but they are always a nice little surprise when they show up.
This is another mystery bloomer that I always forget about. The variegated grass is the main attraction, and every once in a while, when I'm poking around in the yard, I'll discover that it has decided to flower. Once again, it's always a nice surprise when they show up.
Do you have anything in your yard that makes surprise appearances? What's been your favorite surprise so far?