Some of these plants may have been in bloom for the official Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th, but it was raining and muddy. Anything at all this year is welcome.
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' - a few flowers
Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, inside breakfast room, one bud
Cyclamen persicum/ florist’s cyclamen, buds only, on patio
Delosperma cooperi ? Dark pink flowered hardy ice plant, couple of battered blooms
Dianthus – a couple of buds on ‘Telstar’ hybrid
Gelsemium sempervirens/ Carolina Jessamine - had buds on the 15th - has blooms now
Hippeastrum hybrid AKA amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' in bud
Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle - so pretty I had to sing about it
Narcissus tazetta?/ unlabelled paperwhite hybrids - opened flowers in back garden were frozen but bulbs in front held off to open a few today.
Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive two established shrubs pushed off browned flowers and opened new ones
Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' blooming in secret garden
Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in breakfast room window in bud
Phlox sublata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue - a few flowers in center front bed
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, quite a few pale blue flowers
Rosmarinus officianalis, upright Rosemary dotted with 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.