Last Friday, I took some pecan rolls to a neighbor. On the way home, I noticed that the gaura was blooming on the city easement on Greenlawn Parkway. Hmmmm. Could it possibly be? Oh, could it be? Well, I had to go check and see!
Oh HAPPY HAPPY DAY! We officially have scarlet gaura (Gaura coccinea) growing and about to bloom in the Meadow! Last summer, I gathered seeds from the ones blooming along the easement and then dropped them around the Meadow. Several germinated!
I'm happy because one of my goals is to re-establish species that grow native in our neighborhood in the Meadow. You know, to preserve them. In the vacant field across the street, I want to re-find a Texas snoutbean and get it over here while I can.