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.
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
Bauhinia 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
Cosmos sulphureus - annual orange cosmos in full bloom - covered with Bordered patch butterflies
Crocosmia, 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
Datura 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
Euphorbia '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
Helianthus, unknown sp, 3 plants, annual sunflower beloved by birds. Seedlings appear randomly every spring. There are flowers, buds, and seedheads forming and
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
Lonicera 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
Verbena 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.
- 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.