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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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

GBBD List for July 2010

This post, GBBD List for July 2010, was written by Annie in Austin for her Annie's Addendum blog.

The post for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day went up at The Transplantable Rose blog on time but the post & video for Farewell, Tomato and the post for the photography contest The Intent of the Gardener took so much time that this GBBD list is a week late. I've come to depend on these records kept here at Annie's Addendum and regret it later if a month is skipped.
Annieinaustin, view from patio
Here is the monthly list of everything as it was in my garden on July 15, 2010, with my best attempts at correct botanical names. And photos just for fun.

Abelia chinensis/Abelia, four white shrubs in bloom

Abelia chinensis two unnamed pink shrubs in bloom

Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub light bloom

Achillea 'Moonshine', a few fading flowers and pretty awful looking foliage

Amarcrinum ‘Fred Howard’ the plant near the back door has a bloom stalk, hoping other bulbs of this fragrant pink lily will copy

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

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed couple of plants

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' gold cultivar of tropical milkweed

Annieinaustin, Bauhinia forficataBauhinia forficata(?)* Orchid tree, Pate de Vaca - opens a flower every few days- not sure if one was open on the 15th

Buddleia davidii Pink Butterfly Bush from Gardener of Good & Evil Lori, bud, flowers, dried heads

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

Calibrachoa hybrids, annual, some from Natural Gardener, some from Shoal Creek Nursery- some flowers on most

Canna americanallis 'Bengal Tiger' syn 'Praetoria' were open the 15th, frizzled now

Canna X generalis 'City of Portland' were open the 15th, frizzled now

Canna X generalis burgundy leaved were open the 15th, frizzled now

Canna X generalis, unnamed tall, bright green-leaved with red-orange flowers, not exactly in my garden. The plant spread under the fence and while not blooming on my side...the part in my neighbors' yard made flowers.

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers have both flowers and developing peppers

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

Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower. The original plant* is now growing well and branching but has no buds yet. Robin/Getting Grounded found another one for me and it looks great. (Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers; Pam/Digging & Dave's Garden calls it Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense')

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' /Coreopsis, one remaining clump survives. Flowers past peak but still there

Annieinaustin, Orange cosmos, bordered patch butterfliesCosmos sulphureus - annual orange cosmos in full bloom - covered with Bordered patch butterflies

Annieinaustin, crocosmia with purple heartCrocosmia, unidentified may be ‘Lucifer’ in bloom. A passalong from onetime gardenblogger MarthaChick

Cucumis melo? Couple more flowers on Mystery Melon from gardenblogger Laura of Some Like it Hot

Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower, light bloom of little orange flowers

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ in full bloom 2 plants

Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form - sparse bloom

Annieinaustin, Datura seedpodDatura inoxia(?) a few flowers on plant that sprouted in pot on patio. I didn't catch a photo of the open flowers before the seed pod formed. Last year a Hyde Park gardener gave me a starter plant that died over winter; think this is a seedling.

Delosperma cooperi ?* Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, large patch weather-reduced to small plant with couple flowers

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

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

Echinacea purpurea mostly browned flowers but some buds

Echinacea purpurea alba? – a white cultivar, mostly browned flowers but some buds

Echinacea purpurea ‘Purple Stars , mostly browned flowers but some buds

Annieinaustin, Euphorbia Diamond FrostEuphorbia 'Diamond Frost' - two plants, flowers are tiny but nonstop

Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze one plant

Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’ white gaura in front bed

Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?), one plant in flower, one in bud

Annieinaustin, Annual SunflowerHelianthus, unknown sp, 3 plants, annual sunflower beloved by birds. Seedlings appear randomly every spring. There are flowers, buds, and seedheads forming and
Annieinaustin, bordered patch caterpillars also many caterpillars of the Bordered Patch butterfly

Hemerocallis fulva – Ditch daylily (also from Good and Evil Lori) one surprise late bloom stalk with buds

Hemerocallis passalong 'Pinocchio' one flower, couple of buds

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

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’, 2 plants, usually one or two large white flowers each day

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

Impatiens walleriana, white bedding impatiens in a few pots

Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo from my friend Carole - 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 pink, here when we moved in ...several trees in bloom

Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles (2 trees) still flowering away

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', reddish-purple buds, orchid-hued flowers, really pretty!

Lantana, unknown varieties upright lavender and trailing white in bloom

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', fragrant, cut it back and now a few more flowers for the hummingbirds

Leucophyllum frutescens/ Texas sage AKA Barometer bush AKA Cenizo – one shrub - full bloom on the 14th - all gone by 18th

Liriope muscari/Lilyturf, in long lines all over the place, a few wands

Annieinaustin, coral honeysuckle July 2010Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle sustained light bloom

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - still a few flowers on surviving plants

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' (opened several buds on blooming day)

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow (two plants),pretty good bloom this year

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy crazy growth & bloom in parking strip; other plants also doing okay

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

Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe', seedling from Rock Rose Jenny ... ditto

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers), a few white flowers in shade in Secret Garden

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 but looking tired

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

Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick' - new plant - very pretty flowers and some buds

Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant (replacement plant kindly shared by EastSidePatch, you wonderful man!) now sporting several odd wand-shaped white flowers

Platycodon grandiflorus tall Blue Balloon Flower full bloom near veranda

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

Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs), love the heat and making flowers

Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano (3 plants), all blooming. Two I bought; one was from Pam/Digging

Portulaca - reseeded Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes looking good

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- no flowers but a dozen developing buds

Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, flowers blown, a few buds

Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two good-sized plants) front plant has flowers, one in back has buds

Russelia equisetiformis*, Firecracker plant - flower stalks still developing but no flowers yet

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, filled out and in bloom; some I bought & a couple came from Rock Rose Jenny.

Salvia greggii, many colors including 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple - light bloom on most

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage has flowers, but was just deadheaded so is making new buds

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' light bloom in back; full bloom in front

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - three plants all in bloom.

Salvia vanhoutii SYN Salvia splendens var 'Van Houttei' small starter plant now 3' gawky shrub with many elongated flowers

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

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys -keeps making yellow flowers a few at a time

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

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' small piece lived and is making a few flowers

Tulbaghia violacea / Society Garlic - couple of flowers on Passalong-passalong from Diana/Sharing Nature's Garden

Annieinaustin, Verbena bonariensisVerbena bonariensis –this short-lived reseeding perennial is blooming wherever the seeds landed - some plants are looking ratty and will be cut back

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree - full bloom!

Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea', Pink rainlily in patio container and in the front border

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, reseed each year and are in flower

*Plants with an asterisk came from my friend Ellen.

Please pretend the botanical names have been properly italicized. There are nearly 100 plants on this month's list and it takes too darned long.

This post, GBBD List for July 2010, was written by Annie in Austin for her Annie's Addendum blog.

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