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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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GBBD List for June 2010

The Addendum is where you'll find a list with my best guesses at the botanical names for what's in bloom here June 15, 2010. So you'll find this Althaea/Rose of Sharon listed under "H" for Hibiscus syriacusAnnieinaustin, Rose of Sharon

For the Garden Blogger Bloom Day post please go to the Transplantable Rose

Abelia chinensis/Abelia, four white shrubs full bloom

Abelia chinensis two unnamed pink shrubs full bloom

Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub light bloom

Achillea 'Moonshine', second flush after deadheading

Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower - couple of flowers

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, Flame acanthus from Pam/Digging full bloom

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed, first year seedlings just starting to bloom

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' gold cultivar of tropical milkweed a few flowers

Buddleia davidii Pink Butterfly Bush from Gardener of Good & Evil Lori, budded

Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush, some flowers on branch tips.

Calibrachoa hybrids, annual, some from Natural Gardener, some from Shoal Creek Nursery- barely blooming - not sure why

Canna X generalis burgundy-leaved canna has one bud showing

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers flowers and a few peppers

Catharanthus roseus - annual vinca or periwinkle- a few plants of pure white blooming in pots

Castilleja indivisa, Texas paintbrush, grown as annual - think there are four plants still showing orange brachts

Chrysanthemem maximum, Shasta daisies - peak bloom is past, but still has flowers

Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower. The original plant survived and has put up one stem. Dear Robin/Get Grounded found some plants for sale and scooped one for me; it now has both buds and some flowers. Thank you, Robin!
(Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers; Pam/Digging & Dave's Garden calls it Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense')

Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - closely related to C. coelestinium, the mistflower I grew in Illinois, but leaves are quite different. It's just starting to open fuzzy lavender purple blooms

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' /Coreopsis, one remaining clump survives and is in bloom

Coriandrum sativum., cilantro one remaining plant going to seed

Cosmos sulphureus - think this is the name for annual orange cosmos in full bloomAnnieinaustin, orange cosmos and salvias

Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower, a handful of little orange flowers

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ in full bloom

Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, spreading over gravel walk in Pink Garden; not much left after winter, but it's alive and has flowers

Dendranthema x grandiflora?. - ordinary cushion mums bought years ago, a few flowers in light pink & plain yellow

Dicliptera suberecta Uraguayan firecracker plant - new small plant just starting to flower

Echinacea purpurea flowers and buds

Echinacea purpurea alba? – a white cultivar in flower

Echinacea purpurea ‘Purple Stars mostly buds

Eucomis unknown species, Pineapple lily - tiny flowers on stalk, turning to seed, it appearsAnnieinaustin, Eucomis flower done
Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' - two plants, flowers are tiny but nonstop

Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’ white gaura in front bed

Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?), lots of buds and some flowers

Habranthus tubispathus, copper lilies, yellow rainlilies - one appeared in the triangle bed

Helianthus, unknown, gigantic, annual sunflower just opening blooms with many buds

Hemerocallis citrina still has buds but past peak

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Best of Friends' from Pam/Digging - a few more buds on two plants

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Prairie Blue Eyes' still has buds but past peak

Hemerocallis passalong 'Vi's Apricot' - one plant has second set of buds

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’, a few huge white flowers each dayAnnieinaustin, Blue River II Hibiscus, Hemerocallis citrina, Hot Lips salvia

Hibiscus syriacus/Rose of Sharon, passalong plant with two colors in bloom

Hosta 'Krossa Regal' one flower stalk

Impatiens walleriana, white bedding impatiens in a few pots

Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo - some arching wands of pale pink flowers.

Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine, reseeding annual, couple of red flowers

Jasminium sambac, Sambac jasmine - lots of flowers! They smell wonderful

Lagerstroemia indica, ubiquitous hot tree blooming - others thinking about it

Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles (2 trees) full glorious bloom!Annieinaustin, Acoma crepe myrtles in sun

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', reddish-purple buds, no flowers yet

Lantana, unknown varieties upright lavender and trailing white in bloom

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', fragrant, blooming for hummingbirds

Leucophyllum frutescens/ Texas sage AKA Barometer bush AKA Cenizo – one shrub - couple of buds

Liriope muscari/Lilyturf, in long lines all over the place, just thinking about flowers

Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle in light bloom

Lupinus texensis a couple of seeds germinated late and retain a few flowers

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - few flowers on large varieties, but many flowers on 'Sun Gold' cherry tomato

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow (two plants),just starting

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy still making flowers but past peak

Myrtus communis nana/ dwarf Greek myrtle - one shrub lots of flowers

Nerium oleander/ double yellow oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier' past peak but has some flowers

Ocimum basilicum, Basil keeps trying to flower... I keep trying to stop it

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers), looking stressed, few blooms

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' (dotted around and in containers), couple of plants in bloom, most looking crispy

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose, makes flowers but leaves are always mildewed

Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in breakfast room window in bloom

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage (two beds), floppy but making flowers

Petunias - one dark-violet hybrid blooming in a hanging basket since winter

Phlox drummondii Annual Phlox most dead but two white ones still trying to bloom in triangle bed

Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick' - budded - new plant - hope it will be pretty!

Platycodon grandiflorus tall Blue Balloon Flower full bloom near verandaAnnieinaustin, Platycodon Balloonflowers

Platycodon 'Miss Tilly' (3 plants), full bloom in Pink Entrance garden and back Yaupon Bed

Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), just starting to bloom after winter killed them to ground

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

Portulaca - reseeded Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes just beginning

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- buds and flowers but pretty ratty looking

Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, small reflush of flowering

Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two good-sized plants) quite a few flowers in front; not too many on container rose near patio

Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker plant - just starting to show orange plumes

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage – a few flowers

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers

Salvia greggii, many plants including 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple - some random flowers

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage a few flowers

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' doing okay

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - two plants - lots of little flowers

Salvia vanhoutii SYN Salvia splendens var 'Van Houttei' has buds! (new plant from Barton Springs Nursery

Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' (several borders and containers), scattered small violet flowers

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’/Dwarf Blue Cushionflower, one of two plants still has a few flowers

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants in Pink Entrance Garden, dependable pink bloomer

Scuttelaria suffrutescens? unlabeled skullcap blooming paler pink in parking strip bed... looks slightly different from other plants

Scutellaria suffrutescens alba? - label said white skullcap and a few flowers confirm it

Scutellaria wrightii, blue skullcap, one blooming in parking strip bed

Sedum, little varieties with white flowers

Stachys byzantina/ Lambs Ears - they want to bloom and sometimes I let them

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys - two plants with a few flowers on each

Teucrium chamaedrya dwarf green germander - lavender pink flowers

Tradescantia fluminensis? smaller bridal veil type plant near steps to veranda

Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , light bloom

Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple Heart, quite a few lavender flowers

Verbena bonariensis –blooming wherever they have reseeded

Viola spp– yellow hybrids violas surviving and blooming in a container where they get afternoon shade

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree - full bloom!
Annieinaustin, Vitex agnus castus closeup

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, reseed each year - very small plants beginning to make buds

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