May 21, 2020
A wildflower meadow studded with Yucca rostrata in bloom — yes, please! Let’s continue with last week’s visit to San Antonio Botanic Garden and this path into the cactus and succulent garden.
More flowering yuccas!
And more, with shiny-leaved palm trees and a blue, blue sky.
And a space-age-looking glasshouse and columnar cacti.
Check out this inclined ramp of prickly pear, beringed with orange flower buds — love!
I don’t know what kind of cactus this is, but I like its shadowy, segmented form against the bright background of glasshouse, palms, and yuccas.
Even cacti appreciate filtered shade in a Texas summer.
Agave in a fading verge of wildflowers
Yucca rostrata in bloom with prickly pear and giant hesperaloe
Bees were thrumming in this violet salvia border.
An arbor-shaded path
Overlooking a grassy amphitheater, we discovered gigantic, cherry-red Adirondacks. Naturally we had to try them out.
Along the Texas Native Trail at the rear of the garden, we took the middle path around a large pond ringed by bald cypresses and sycamores.
A spraying fountain disturbed the illusion of naturalness.
Heading back to the main gardens, we stopped to enjoy the dappled shade of a willow overhanging