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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, April 3, 2009

Bloom List for April 2nd

Although leaves and flowers were damaged by last week's hail, many plants are blooming right now. It seems like a good idea to keep a list for myself, even if no one else ever reads it.

Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub, just opened

Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons

Bryophyllum dalgremontianua, Mother of Thousands, just taken out for summer

Bulbine, yellow in front bed

Canna 'City of Portland' - one bud stalk, on plant in container on holding table

Castilleja - not sure species, Indian Paint brush, lovely corally color in front bed next to non-blooming, hail damaged bluebonnets


Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, a few on container plant now on patio, tree in ground has many flowers

Clematis 'Miss Bateman' (best guess at ID) several flowers twined into Lady Banks rose.

Clematis 'Ramona' - 8 large buds and blooms - in container

Cuphea - pink & lavender- may be one of 'Tiny Mice'. Plant in bloom is near back door. One in front dies back harder in winter

Delosperma, ice plant, gone crazy in rosy-red

Dianthus - 'Telstar' hybrids in containers and hanging baskets -shades of pink and red, some combined with white

Dietes bicolor, AKA African Iris or bicolor iris, creamy yellow with maroon markings, one flower

Gaura, burgundy leaves, pink flowers

Hesperaloe parviflora, Red yucca - spike is starting to open!

Impatiens - lived over white in container, Secret Garden

Iris - one last stalk of pale peach, a couple opening buds on fragrant tall purple

Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta' - spicy Jatropha - couple of flowers, barely a leaf on it

Justicia, Mexican honeysuckle, clear light orange

Lantana, a trailing white variety in Pink Entrance Garden

Lavendula heterophylla, Sweet Lavender

Lavendula stoechas, Spanish lavender

Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle - heavily hit by hail and had to have lots of cracked stems cut clean, but still opening some flowers

Mazus reptans, just a couple of tiny pieces left, but blooming

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy - a few blooms in front bed and small triangle in back

Michelia figo - Banana shrub had some cracked stems but still has some buds and flowers

Nicotiana fragrant purple hybrids, just bought 3 plants and put them in long fence border with Julia Child rose

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive

Oxalis, both green leaves/white flowers and burgundy leaves/pale rose flowers.

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

Pelargonium - most plants hail-damaged. One in breakfast room blooming coral and another coral under overhang in Secret Garden

Phlox sublata, creeping phlox

Punica granatum, pomegranate - might be 'Wonderful' - one flower, some hailed off

Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate, steady light bloom, safe under roof overhang

Rosa mutabilis, both plants

Rosa, 'Champagne' mini rose

Rosa 'Julia Child' - in spite of a dozen buds hailed to the ground, she is gorgeous

Rosa 'Lady Banks' - all open flowers knocked off by hail, but some tight buds remained and they're opening

Philadelphus inodorus, Scentless Mockorange, English Dogwood, a wall of blossom

Ranunculus hybrids, orange and yellow. Planted fall 2007, just a couple of bulbs returned

Salvia greggii, Cherry color
Salvia greggii, creamy white

Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Salvia 'Nuevo Leon'

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'; teased off section a few weeks back so now have two plants in bloom.

Setcreasea 'Purple Heart'

Spiraeas - four white in two varieties

Stachys coccinea, Texas Betony, coral flowers. Did not bloom last year.

Verbena bonariensis here and there

Viola actually Pansies - some hit by hail, a few blue and yellow okay

Weigela florida 'Rumba'/ Weigela Canadian Dance series. Two tiny pieces bought as souvenir of Howard's Nursery on Koenig in spring 2006 are a couple of feet tall, covered in trumpet shaped, deep rose flowers.

1 comment:

Carol said...

You have the longest bloom list of anyone I know!