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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.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

GBBD LIST for April 16, 2011

The main post is at The Transplantable Rose - here's the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day list for April 2011:

Abelia chinensis/Abelia, four white shrubs - buds

Abelia chinensis two medium-sized pink shrubs- just beginning

Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub -open flowers

Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower - one plant of 3 is making buds

Ajuga, unknown species, purple-leaved bugle weed - in bloom several spots

Allium cepa - garden onion - red onions going to seed

Aquilegia canadensis? -in bloom

Aquilegia chrysantha Yellow columbine - in bloom

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed - three plants in bloom

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers - 'Gypsy', 'Carmen', 'Mariachi' and a few more have flowers

Carya illinoinensis, Pecan tree. Yes. Sniff, cough, sneeze.

Castilleja indivisa, Texas paintbrush, grown as annual - three plants in bloom

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides/Hardy Plumbago, AKA Blue Leadwort - couple of flowers on plant in back; none in front

Chrysactinia mexicana, native yellow-flowering Damianita, two plants in flower

Clematis hybrid 'Ramona', on trellis -last few flowers

Clematis unknown hybrid, purple flowers- full bloom

Consolida ajacis, Larkspur, annual - best year in a while - no lavenders sprouted, all blue-violet
Annieinaustin, Cilantro, Larkspur, Salvia farinacea

Coriandrum sativum., cilantro, annual herb - some plants now in flower

Cucurbita pepo, summer squash - Pattypan squash seedling from Rock Rose Jenny has flower

Dianthus – several colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids in assorted containers

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', two plants with flowers

Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze - couple of flowers

Feijowa sellowiana / Pineapple guava, two plants are budded

Herbertia lahue - bloomed last few days

Hippeastrum hybrid amaryllis - three in bud and/or bloom

Hyacinthoides hispanica, Spanish bluebells - couple of flower left

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' Oakleaf hydrangea - YES!

Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens - couple of white-flowered plants in bloom

Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo - many flowers

Iris X germanica hybrid passalong from Ellen, later-blooming, grape-scented blue violet, many flowers

Iris siberica, Siberian Iris, blue-violet

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', a few budded stalks

Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum in containers

Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle still has flowers

Lupinus texensis, Bluebonnet - deadheaded to keep them blooming

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - most have flowers- some have tiny fruit
Annieinaustin, developing tomatoes

Magnolia figo/AKA Michelia figo Banana Shrub - a few flowers remain

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' - first flower on the 15th

Mazus reptans, tiny blue flowering ground cover - two tiny flowers

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy - three plants in bloom

Myrtus communis nana/ dwarf Greek myrtle - buds forming

Nerium oleander/ double yellow oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier' - just beginning

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers)

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' (dotted around and in containers)

Annieinaustin, poppies w herb troughs

Papaver, unknown annual species, Poppies in pink & maroon-red near the herb troughs

Pelargonium hybrids– bedding geraniums - just starting

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

Penstemen tenuis, Gulf coast penstemon - fading but was fabulous

Pentas lanceolata Egyptian stars - white flowers, 3 new plants from the Great Outdoors, still in 4-inch pots

Philadelphus coronarius, Mock orange - piece from my parents' garden - first buds ever

Philadelphus inodorus, English Dogwood/Scentless Mock orange - fading but still has flowers

Phlox drummondii several varieties of annual Phlox in purple & white, all doing well

Phlox sublata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue, both front garden and back still blooming

Punica granatum, pomegranate 'Wonderful'? Some buds and blooms

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- mostly bloomed out - a bud or two left

Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose, delicate pink , two plants, light bloom

Rosa 'Climbing Iceberg', white floribunda - many flowers and some buds

Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose - had dozens of flowers, some buds in waiting

Rosa 'Mutabilis' - back plant done for now, front still has buds

Rosa 'Red Cascade', mini-climber bought in spring - in bloom

Rosa /unnamed apricot mini-rose, flowers just dropping

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage -one plant has a flower stalk

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers - several plants

Salvia greggii, many plants in bloom including 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage- budding now

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - 2 of 3 plants have flowers

Salvia regla/Mountain sage - couple of flowers on new plant (bought in bloom)

Salvia roemeriana /Cedar sage, red flowers in shade - nice bloom

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

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’/Dwarf Blue Cushionflower, one plant has buds & blooms. Also has mildew

Scutellaria ovata, Heartleaf skullcap - buds on 2 plants

Scutellaria wrightii? a blue skullcap in parkway - blooming

Sedum, little varieties with white flowers

Sisyrinchium unk species, Blue-eyed grass - tiny iris relative- off-on flowering

Stachys coccinea/Texas betony, coral flowers - just beginning

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys- two plants still blooming

Teucrium fruticans Silver Bush germander - lavender flowers in parkway strip

Thunbergia grandiflora, Blue Sky Vine, Bengal Clock vine - one flower

Trachaelospermum jasminoides, Star Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine, evergreen vine, covered in white, fragrant flowers. Four vines, on veranda, side fence, sweetheart arch and shed.

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' - one plant in bloom

Viola spp– various hybrids of Pansies and violas in containers and hanging baskets, stressed but alive

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree - beginning to bud

Weigela florida 'Rumba'/ Weigela Canadian Dance series - just finishing

Zephyranthes drumondii AKA Cooperia pedunculata Cooper's Rainlily - off-on bloom in several borders

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, white flowers on new plants from the Great Outdoors, still in 4-inch pots

1 comment:

Annie in Austin said...

Sorry Tabor- tried to publish your comment and it disappeared!