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Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden. Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.

Friday, November 14, 2008

GBBD List for November

Mutabilis Rose & birdbath, AnnieinAustinAs the days grow short but the weather continues to be pleasant, many plants have flowers. Unless otherwise noted, plants included on this list have just a few lingering blooms.

Abelia chinensis, flowering Abelia shrubs

Ageratina havanense, Fragrant white mistflower, one plant covered in flowers, one plant no flowers

Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons looking good since Christmas 2007

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed, two plants with lots of flowers

Barleria cristata/Philippine cristata

Begonia semperflorens – one 2-year old white wax begonia

Brugmansia - unnamed variety Yellow Angels trumpet covered in flowers

Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow', lots of flower wands

Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' in full bloom

Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers, still making lots of flowers

Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, one tree covered in flowers

Clematis unknown hybrid, handful of purple flowers

Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower.
(Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers), many, many flowers

Clitoria ternatea- the Blue Butterfly Pea, still blooming

Conoclinium greggii Gregg’s Mistflower, still blooming and calling butterflies

Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower, loaded with little orange flowers

Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form (two plants) both in full bloom

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’

Cuphea llavea 'Georgia Scarlet'

Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, growing and flowering

Dendranthema x grandiflora. -cushion mums - pink and yellow still flowering

Dianthus – several colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids

Duranta erecta, Skyflower - three wands of bloom

Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum , tree is covered in flowers

Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze

Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’

Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?) covered in flowers

Hibiscus mutabilis, Confederate Rose or Cotton Rose, young plant with a few flowers

Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens, some pots look better than ever, others almost dead.

Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato vine

Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine - I chopped most of it down, and it never stopped blooming

Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'

Lantana, unknown varieties both upright and trailing – pink & yellow, white and gold

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', true lavender, maybe a dozen flowers

Lavandula multifida, fernleafed lavender, many wands of nonscented flowers

Leucophyllum frutescens, Cenizo

Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum, here and there

Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle

Ocimum basilicum, Basil

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive, lots of little fragrant flowers

Passiflora X possibly 'Lavender Lady' Passionvine - buds and blooms

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose,

Pelargonium – various containers of bedding geraniums in white & coral

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage

Petunia multiflora? Heirloom petunia

Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant

Platycodon grandiflorus (several plants), Blue Balloon Flower

Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), Blue Plumbago month)

Poliomintha longiflora, Mexican oregano (3 plants), all blooming

Portulaca - a few Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes with lingering flowers

Punica granatum 'Nana', dwarf pomegranate - couple of flowers

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream' - handful of buds

Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose - a few buds, one flower

Rosa ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, maybe a dozen buds and flowers

Rosa 'Mutabilis' , Chinese butterfly rose, both are absolutely fabulous!

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, covered in pale blue flowers

Rosemarinus officianalis, Rosemary

Salvia coccinea, red Hummingbird sage, nonstop

Salvia coccinea, white Hummingbird sage

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage

Salvia elegans, Pineapple sage - blooming well

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, a few wands

Salvia greggii, Autumn sage, red, cherry, white , all have some flowers

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage, just a few

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' , just a few

Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage, big, bouncy and blooming

Salvia leucantha, hybrid Mexican Bush Sage, not much

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' , Hot Lips sage, light bloom

Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' , Nuevo Leon violet sage - some plants lots of tiny flower, some hardly any

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, dependable pink bloomer

Scutellaria wrightii, blue skullcap, just a few flowers on three small plants

Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, all gold and in bloom

Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , in bloom

Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple Heart, here and there

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, several plants, abundant white flowers.

Posted as supplement to November 15, 2008 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at the Transplantable Rose.

GBBD is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens
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2 comments:

Carol said...

A most impressive list of blooms! I read this and come away wanting more variety in my own garden.

Darla said...

Are you serious? I thought I had some plants. Can't wait to see your flower beds.