April in the Discovery Garden

April 3, 2018 

The wind was blowing and the day was cloudy.  These photos had to be taken between wind gusts as the Discovery Garden put on an early spring show.

  • Roses – April is usually the month for our annual Rosapalooza at the Discovery Garden.  Countless EarthKind rose bushes have survived the rose rosette attack.  Come out and view the varieties that thrive in a high wind, full sun location.
  • Dianthus – Wow!  Throughout the garden, these hardy perennials provide pops of white, red and dark violet and they bloom almost year round.
  • Ornamental Cabbage – in the Big Round Bed, the Osaka red cabbage is bursting with bright yellow blooms.  The surrounding dark violet Dianthus provides a great contrast.
  • Cross Vine – This beautiful vine has blooms in all shades of orange and leads visitors into the Little Red Hen Children’s Garden.
  • ‘May Night’ Salvia – located in the entry beds, this variety produces stalks of dark blue blooms.
  • Spanish Lavender is adaptable to North Central Texas and the bloom resembles the shape of a pineapple.