GLC: Blooms and More Blooms

Guara in the Butterfly Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Guara in the Butterfly Garden. Photo: KCMGA.

On April 2, 2014, the Garden Learning Center was showing its colors. Blooms were plentiful in most gardens, and buds could be seen everywhere. Cacti and other succulents are probably not the first plants you think of when you hear flowers or blooms, but there are many beautiful examples in the Garden Learning center now, with more to come. The succulents are particularly lush this year. 

Cane cholla. Photo: KCMGA.
Cane cholla. Photo: KCMGA.
Green flowered hedgehog cactus Photo: KCMGA.
Green flowered hedgehog cactus Photo: KCMGA.
Lee's dwarf snowball cactus in bloom. Photo: KCMGA.
Lee's dwarf snowball cactus in bloom. Photo: KCMGA.
Kelly's choice cactus with many buds. Photo: KCMGA.
Kelly's choice cactus with many buds. Photo: KCMGA.
Spineless prickly pear cactus with buds. Photo: KCMGA.
Spineless prickly pear cactus with buds. Photo: KCMGA.
Texas prickly pear cactus with buds. Photo: KCMGA.
Texas prickly pear cactus with buds. Photo: KCMGA.

In the Texas Garden, the daffodils and jonquils of late March gave way to a variety of other blooms in early April, but the Julia Child roses continued to put on a beautiful show. The Bulb, Butterfly, Easy-to-Grow and Rain Gardens were also in bloom, with early-blooming bulbs being followed by a variety of other flowering plants and shrubs.

White daffodils in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA,
White daffodils in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA,
Yellow daylilies in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Yellow daylilies in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Yellow daffodils in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Yellow daffodils in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple verbena in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple verbena in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple coneflower in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple coneflower in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Onion chives in the Herb Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Onion chives in the Herb Garden. Photo: KCMGA
Chaste tree (Vitex) in the Rain Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Chaste tree (Vitex) in the Rain Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple bicolor iris in the Bulb Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Purple bicolor iris in the Bulb Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Julia Child rose in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.
Julia Child rose in the Texas Garden. Photo: KCMGA.

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