There’s well-known Texas saying, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes.” While probably not likely in the Summer, it could not be more true in the Fall and Spring with the constant fickle heat, cold, fog, and rain. Right now, we’ve got everything going on, from fall color to sprouting seedlings. Now is a great time of year to visit, not only is it cooler outside, but you’ll find surprises throughout the garden!
Here’s a Flameleaf Sumac (Rhus lanceolata) transitioning from Summer to Autumn.
Last Monday’s rain brought new life into the gardens. We have asters of all colors in bloom: yellow (gray golden aster), purple (tansy aster), and white (heath aster) – oh my! Part of the sunflower family, these fall bloomers are an important food source for pollinators.
We even have little signs of spring popping up throughout the gardens, like this bluebonnet!