On the fifteenth of each month May Dreams Carol asks garden bloggers everywhere to post about what is blooming in our gardens. Most of the photos are in my Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post at the Transplantable Rose - here's where I keep complete lists with my best guesses at their proper botanical names.Abelia chinensis/Abelia, four white shrubs full bloom
Abelia chinensis two unnamed pink shrubs in light bloom
Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub in light bloom
Ageratina havanense, Fragrant white mistflower, two plants just budding
Aster x frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa'. One plant in full bloom, one okay, one nearly died
Barleria cristata/Philippine violet, three blooming plants.
Brugmansia - unnamed variety Yellow Angels trumpet, many not-quite-open flowers
Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush, a few flowers left on branch tips.
Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow'/ yellow bulbine - took summer off now loaded with flowers and buds
Calibrachoa hybrid, tender perennials, one surviving plant of 6, dark violet flowers in hanging basket
Clematis unknown hybrid, began rebloom a couple of weeks ago - still opening flowers
Clematis hybrid, probably 'Miss Bateman' 0ne flower
Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower.
(Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers), not as robust as last year, but still quite a few flower heads
Clitoria ternatea- the annual Blue Butterfly Pea vine, still blooming but smaller than usual and foliage ratty. Its usual companion the Moonvine gave up already
Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - closely related to C. coelestinium, the mistflower I grew in Illinois, but leaves are quite different. Lavish bloom following near-death in summer
Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower, many little orange flowers
Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form (two plants) both blooming but smaller than in other years
Cuphea llavea – two red & purple ‘Batfaced’ alive and flowering
Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, died back, now regrowing and flowering
Dianthus – various colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids in assorted containers - scattered flowers
Dendranthema x grandiflora. -cushion mums - a few flowers on scraggly plants
Duranta erecta, Skyflower -grown amazingly well this year and in flower
Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze, a few plants blooming
Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’ (two plants)- cut back - not reblooming yet
Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?), cut back, some flowers
Hedychium coronarium/ Hawaiian White Ginger - a couple of buds left on one stalk
Helianthus, unknown, gigantic, annual sunflower - top 2-feet now dead - a few flowers still opening
Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens, lavender flowers in a patio container and white ones in a pot in the Secret Garden
Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine - self-seeded with a few flowers
Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta' - never many open at a time but always a few
Lagerstroemia - crepe myrtles. The small 'Catawba' in a patio pot looks awful but the 2 white 'Acoma' hybrids and unnamed hot pink varieties have a few flowers here and there.
Lantana, unknown varieties both upright and trailing – lavender, white and gold, most have at least some flowers
Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', only surviving lavender has some fragrant wands in bloom
Leucophyllum frutescens/ Texas sage AKA Barometer bush AKA Cenizo – one shrub, a few flowers.
Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum couple of containers lived to rebloom
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow two plants have quite a few flowers
Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy, native plant - blooming parkway, front bed, back triangles
Ocimum basilicum, Basil, in trough
Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive three shrubs making tiny, fragrant flowers
Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers), several blooming
Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose near mailbox, covered in flowers
Pelargonium hybrids– assorted bedding geraniums in containers- isolated flowers here and there
Pelargonium hybrid, coral, in kitchen window - a few flowers... and ants!
Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage, plants in long sunny fence bed in bloom, but shade of pecans means no flowers on the plants in the center back fence bed
Platycodon 'Fugi White', a few flowers left
Platycodon grandiflorus / Blue Balloon Flower - front plant has flowers
Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), still making blue flowers
Plumbago auriculata var. alba, slow to establish but now has some flowers
Poliomintha longiflora, Mexican oregano (3 plants), all blooming
Portulaca - Moss roses and flowering purslane. The plants in the ground died; those in containers have flowers
Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate - a few flowers
Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- handful of buds
Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose, delicate pink , two plants
Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose,
Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two good-sized plants) more buds than flowers right now
Rosa /unnamed apricot mini-rose, one open flower and a couple of buds.
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, some pale blue flowers
Rosmarinus officinalis, upright Rosemary - many white flowers
Salvia coccinea, annual reseeder, red Hummingbird sage
Salvia coccinea, annual reseeder, white Hummingbird sage
Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, annual reseeder, coral pink Hummingbird sage
Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage – two plants lost many stems; what survived is in bloom
Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, young plant did okay- long bloom period
Salvia greggii (white, red, cherry) most have some flowers, some have many flowers
Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage - stems ragged but reblooming
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - planted 3 places, all reblooming but best in front bed
Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage -very happy!
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' hybrid Mexican Bush Sage - does not like its location but made some flowers
Salvia madrensis - shorter but fuller than last year, now fully budded, starting to open yellow flowers
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' a few scattered flowers but spindly
Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' (several borders and containers), some plants died back, but the survivors have many small violet flowers
Scutellaria indica 'Dorota Blue' flowers on ends of branches, med. size plant in patio container
Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants - some dieback, now regrowing a reblooming
Sedum, or maybe Hylotelephium? Passalong succulents/stonecrops blooming pink
Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, one plant all gold and in bloom. The other is alive but had a rough summer
Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , in bloom
Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, several plants, abundant, long-lasting white flowers.
- 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.