Oxalis & Pansies Blooming in the Spring in West Texas

This is the oxalis blooming and pansies in my yard in the early "spring" of this year. I have always had this as a border plant in my flower-beds, but last year due to the drought and restricted water conditions, we needed to adjust to the drought conditions. We put in a soaker hoses to water the flower beds wih a timer in the front yard and a drip system in the back also on a timer. . In the meantime we got a little more rain and this was the results and conserved water too. Drip systems work and save water!!
2 tiered flower bed engulfed in oxalis (& a very pretty little granddaughter)
lavndar and yellow pansey border goes all the way across from of home.
Large fruitless mulberry tree with oxalis
Lavendar Iris
Oxalis in full bloom.
Another view of oxalis in full bloom with jasmine climbing fence.
Back yard garden bench made of pickets,pots filled with oxalis, vinca, dusty miller, hot pink geraniums, and a pretty little gran-daughter in the foreground.
Squirrel in birdhouse with antlers for perch. My husband made this birdhouse and added the antlers. I have enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels on it through the years. Made from old wide pickets that were stained red.
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  • Di Anicker Di Anicker on Jul 12, 2013
    Oxalis is a weed in Washington state gardens. Maybe we just have a very noxious variety.

  • Linda Harrison Linda Harrison on Jul 13, 2013
    Sorry, I do not know what "variety" of oxalis it is. (It was here in one bed when we bought the house over 40 yrs ago, I have transplanted through the years.) I do know that there is also one that is more "weed-like". (It is yellow and kind of scraggly looking compared to the lavender one I have.) I have given friends and family lots of starts of it through the years. I makes a great border plant in the from of flowerbeds. Love Washington State!! It is beautiful there!! We have to do the best we can with what will grow out here in the desert!! This has been a good one in my yard through the years! Thanks for the comments!!