Last fall I planted a wildflower mix in my front yard, where the grass had died due to drought. I didn't go to much trouble: I just scattered the seed on the ground and sort of chopped it in with a rake. I didn't weed or water or mulch or fertilize.
This spring it has started blooming. I"m not sure what all the flowers in it are, but they are pretty.
I think this might be some kind of wild phlox.
I'm pretty sure that these are coreopsis:
And there are several colors of batchelor buttons, including this unusual dark purple one:
Some more are getting ready to bloom. I think they are cosmos.
Also the collard plants I set out last fall are blooming. They are pretty, and maybe Tom will collect the seed from them while I'm in TN.
We planted a little tangerine tree (aka mandarin orange) in the front yard, and it has very fragrant blossoms:
Amazingly, baby tangerines are also forming already!
You're supposed to fertilize your citrus four times during the growing season, and early May is one of the times, so I need to do this soon. I'm also keeping it well-watered as it gets established.
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