For the photos of April 15, 2009 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, see the Transplantable Rose post.
The Addendum is the place to find a list with botanical names of what's in bloom at Circus~Cercis today. Some of them may actually be spelled right:
Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink form of this shrub; it's in flower but large white ones are not.
Ajuga, unknown species, purple-leaved bugle weed. It was already growing under an abelia when we moved here. Now in a couple of other spots as groundcover.
Anemone hybrid 'St Brigid' mixed Windflowers. Some smashed by hail but a few are blooming now.
Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons looking pretty good since Christmas 2007!
Bryophyllum daigremontianum, syn Kalanchoe daigremontiana, Mother of Thousands, one plant in bloom
Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow'/ yellow bulbine, a few flowers in front center bed
Calibrachoa hybrids, annuals in containers, some from Natural Gardener, some from Shoal Creek Nursery
Canna X generalis 'City of Portland', one bloom on a plant in container
Capsicum annuum – garden peppers, several have flowers
Castilleja indivisa?, Texas paintbrush, grown as annual. It came through hail just fine, but adjoining Bluebonnet was smashed.
Cercis canadensis var texensis 'Alba', has unexpected light rebloom as leaves expand.
Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, still a few flowers
Citrus aurantifolia? Mexican lime, still a few flowers
Clematis hybrid 'Ramona', growing in container, 8 or 9 huge light purple flowers
Clematis unknown purple hybrid, budded and ready to go
Clematis hybrid, probably 'Miss Bateman', 6 or 8 white flowers
Coriandrum sativum, cilantro - some gone to flower
Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form; one plant begining to bloom - other hit hard by repeated freezes.
Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, spreading over gravel walk in Pink Garden;
Dianthus – ‘Telstar’ hybrids in pink, rose and red, growing in assorted containers front and back gardens
Dietes bicolor, African Iris, butterfly iris - bloomed last week and has more buds
Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze. Two of the lived-over plants are making flowers.
Feijowa sellowiana / Pineapple guava, two plants - one flower
Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?), many flowers
Hesperaloe parviflora, Red yucca - first time blooming!
Hippeastrum seven hybrid varieties in bulb garden including Red Lion, Minerva, San Antonio. Four are budded- one open.
Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens. A couple of lived-over white impatiens bloom in containers in the Secret Garden
Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo -one wandy pink flower unfolding.
Iris bearded hybrid, passalong from Ellen, later-blooming, grape-scented blue violet
Iris siberica, Siberian Iris, blue-violet, passalong from Barb in IL
Ixia, unknown species, pale cream-colored Corn lilies from bulbs planted fall 2007
Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta', couple of puny flowers, few leaves
Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle, a few light orange flowers
Lantana, unknown varieties both upright and trailing; yellow just budding, trailing white bloomed all winter
Lavendula heterophylla, Sweet Lavender, many many wands ready to open
Lavendula stoechas, Spanish lavender, covered in flowers
Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum (dotted around), blooming since last winter
Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle, some flowers
Lupinus texensis, Bluebonnet. I planted 8 of them but the hail hit hard and only a few still live.; one is finally blooming.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum, Tomatoes, several have flowers, including ‘Juliet’
Mazus reptans, tiny blue flowering ground has a couple of flowers
Michelia figo - Banana shrub, past peak but still has buds. Shrub is now shedding hail-damaged leaves and trying to grow new ones.
Nicotiana 'Perfume Deep Purple', annuals from Shoal Creek
Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive three shrubs still in light, fragrant bloom
Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers), several blooming
Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' (dotted around and in containers), a few flowers
Passiflora X possibly 'Lavender Lady' Passionvine - many buds and blooms
Pelargonium hybrids– assorted bedding geraniums, red, white & coral
Pelargonium hybrid, coral, blooming in breakfast room window
Penstemen tenuis, Gulf coast penstemon, a few flowers
Philadelphus inodorus, English Dogwood/Scentless Mock orange, at end of huge bloom
Phlox sublata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue, three plants all in flower
Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), just beginning to reflower after winter
Portulaca - reseeded Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes - one flower
Punica granatum, pomegranate - might be 'Wonderful' - one flower, couple of buds
Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate, very small plant but keeps making flowers
Ranunculus hybrids, bulbs planted fall 2007 - fewer blossoms than last spring and hail-damaged, but they're alive
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'/ Lady Banks rose, peak of bloom over, but some buds still opening
Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- buds and blooms
Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose, delicate pink , two plants, in bloom
Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, many flowers and a few buds to come
Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two good-sized plants) my darlings have been in nonstop bloom
Rosa /unnamed apricot mini-rose, one open flower and a couple of buds.
Rosa, unknown variety/ tall pink climber, about 8 or 9 flowers and buds
Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage, in Secret Garden
Salvia greggii, many plants with flowers of creamy white, deep rose, true red, cherry red
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips', now reblooming after winter
Salvia roemeriana /Cedar sage, dark red flowers in shade
Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' (several borders and containers), many small violet flowers
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’/Dwarf Blue Cushionflower, one plant in full bloom; a division still becoming established has a few flowers
Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants - one has a few open flowers
Scutellaria wrightii, blue skullcap, three small plants lightly flowering
Sedum, several unknown species here and there, all making white flowers
Spiraea - three of the bridal wreath type shrubs are still blooming
Stachys coccinea/Texas betony, coral flowers - didn't bloom last year but are in flower for 2009
Trachaelospermum jasminoides, Star Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine, evergreen vine with white, fragrant flowers. Three vines, on veranda, Secret Garden fence and on shed, all in bud and/or blossom.
Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , in bloom
Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple Heart, many lavender flowers;
Verbena bonariensis – let them seed all over - a few are blooming now
Viola spp– various hybrids of Pansies and violas in containers and hanging baskets with a few flowers
Weigela florida 'Rumba'/ Weigela Canadian Dance series - photo shows peak of blossoming last week but there are still flowers today.
Carol of MayDreams Gardens thought up GBBD - please go to her blog for links to the other gardens. Happy Blooming Day!
- Annie in Austin
- 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.