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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.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

GBBD List for January 2009

Here's the list of what is blooming at Circus~Cercis for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. (Some of these plants have only one or two flowers) Photos are at my main blog, The Transplantable Rose.

Antirrhinum majus/Yellow snapdragons

Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow'/ yellow bulbine

Cyclamen persicum/ florist’s cyclamen hybrids

Dianthus hybrids – a couple of open ‘Telsar’ flowers

Gelsemium sempervirens/ Carolina Jessamine

Hemerocallis fulva – Ditch daylily from Lori has a bud

Hippeastrum hybrid/ ‘Red Dragon’ amaryllis

Iris hybrid/ Fragrant peachy bearded Iris has a bud

Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle

Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum/ Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant

Lantana unknown species/ Trailing white lantana

Lobularia maritime/ Sweet alyssum

Lonicera sempervirens/ coral honeysuckle

Loropetalum chinense/ Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Razzle-Dazzle

Narcissus tazetta?/ unlabelled paperwhite hybrids

Narcissus tazetta ‘Grand Primo/ small daffodil, highly recommended for Austin area by Scott Ogden

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers)/Ornamental oxalis

Pelargonium hybrids– a couple of flowers on the bedding geraniums, red, white & coral

Phlox sublata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue

Poliomintha longiflora/ Mexican oregano

Primula hybrids/ AKA “Grocery Store Primroses”

Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate

Rosa ‘Champagne’ / delicate pink mini rose

Rosa, unknown variety/ pink climber

Rosmarinus officinalis and Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'/ upright and prostrate Rosemary plants

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage – a few flowers

Viola spp– various hybrids of Pansies and violas in containers and hanging baskets

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ro-Ho Gardener Ad from 1932

RoHo Gardener Ad, AnnieinaustinWhen I ran across this ad in a magazine from April 1932, and two garden bloggers immediately came to mind. Both Carol of May Dreams Gardens in Indiana and Entangled in Virginia own vintage Ro-Ho Gardeners and have talked about them on their blogs. The ad should enlarge if clicked.