36 Photos - Mar 19, 2012
Photo: Flame Acanthus - a Texas Native plant that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and honey bees.   #FlameAcanthus  #gardening #DIY #TexasNatives   #ButterflyGarden 

Learn more about this Texas Native - http://basicgardendiy.com/flame-acanthus-hummingbird-bush-anisacanthus-quadrifidus-var-wrightii/

© James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Blackeyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the central United States. But can be found throughout Texas.

Most commonly seen in wildflowers on the side of the road and in butterfly/hummingbird gardens.

This is a great annual plant to grow if you live in the DFW, Austin, Houston, and surrounding areas.

I found this Blackeyed Susan while on a photowalk at Klyed Warren Park. James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: This a beautiful red hollyhock was found the Texas Discovery Gardens in Dallas Texas. Although this flower is native to Asia it does well in Texas

©James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: On one of our back road trips, we came across this large field of sunflowers just outside of Celina, Texas.  © James Johnston - http://www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ / http://JamesJohnston.info/Photo: Bluebonnetts surround the abandoned Outlaw Service Station in Glen Rose, Texas. For this shot I desaturated to add a grunge look. N Ca you find the Lady Bug...

Bluebonnets found during the Hill Country road trip. 

‪#‎bluebonnets‬ ‪#‎TexasWildFlowers‬ ‪#‎WildFlowers‬ ‪#‎VanishingTexas‬

© James Johnston - www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ | hhtp://JamesJohnston.info/ | www.VanishingTexas.com/Photo: Bluebonnetts surround the abandoned Outlaw Service Station in Glen Rose, Texas. Ca you find the Lady Bug...Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.

Bluebonnets found during the Hill Country road trip. 

‪#‎bluebonnets‬ ‪#‎TexasWildFlowers‬ ‪#‎WildFlowers‬ ‪#‎VanishingTexas‬

© James Johnston - www.EvolutionaryDesigns.net/ | JamesJohnston.info/ | www.VanishingTexas.com/Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is a large (6.5 miles of bike trails) that is covered with bluebonnets in the spring.Photo: This particular variety of hardy red hibiscus grows great in the south and in North Texas. In North Texas they die back in the  winter and you just have to cut the dead canes back and wait for next year. When the weather warms up the new growth appears in late April to early May with large red blooms starting in early June.  These guys need a daily watering. Do not drown them!