Spring is just around the corner, and we are preparing the grounds for this year’s blooms.
Right now, the daffodils are blooming in the flower beds, and the half barrels are full of the “winter” color of pansies, dianthus, and snapdragons. We have trimmed the perennial flowers and shrubs, preparing them for the spring growth. The fish have survived the winter in our pond, and as the water warms, the water lilies will be replaced.
Once the threat of a freeze has gone, the plumeria will return to the half barrels around the new tasting room. Since the plumeria tree is a tropical plant, our relatively cold winters here in the Hill Country will harm them. Currently, the trees are overwintering in William’s garage, where they are enjoying their dormancy.
Hopefully, we will have them back in the barrels by April. For more information on plumeria, please visit https://theplumeriasociety.org/.
We are building more flower beds to expand our butterfly program by planting more host and nectar plants for the Monarch and other butterflies. We hope to have the winery alive with pollinators throughout the year.
When you come to have a glass at the winery and see any of us out in the beds, please stop by and visit. We are always happy to answer questions about the flowers, and sharing the thought process that goes into making sure we have the best flowers for you all to enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a piece of our world.