Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ode to the Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas mountain laurel is the bee's knees!

It's pretty, it smells like grape kool-aid, and it's currently IN BLOOM!
For me, it is the pinnacle of spring in Austin and it's finally here - I couldn't be more pumped up!

Needless to say, I'll definitely be planting one in my backyard when the time comes. Of course, the elephant in the room keeps asking, how long will it take me to kill it?

Any advice?

Photo courtesy of Texas Forest Service

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