Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Texas Mountain Laurel

Here are a few pics of my lovely Texas Mountain Laurel. 
Mine still looks like a little shrub, but hopefully some day it will be a tree.

The pretty purple blooms have a distinct grape fragrance and then turn to seed pods.  I have actually gotten some of the seeds to germinate, but the plant died after I planted it.  I think I’ll try again.  It is a little bit of a project, but if anyone wants to try it, I’ll be glad to send you a seed or two.

A branch . . .


a close up . . .


seed pods . . .


my dream!

So. TX trip 022


Tracy said...

Oh my, that is sooo pretty. I think I might have to get me one of those. I guess they will grow in East Texas too? I'll check it out.

Jess said...

That is beautiful!