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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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

GBBD LIST for May 16, 2011

2011 MAY BLOOM LIST - here is the complete list with my best guesses at the proper botanical names. The names should be italicized but I'm not that obsessive.

The main post for May Dreams Carol is at the Transplantable Rose.

This list might make you think my garden looks very colorful, but most of the plants produce itty-bitty flowers. You have to walk right up to them and use closeup mode. That's how I made this barline of white abelia flowers a few years ago.

Annieinaustin, White Abelia Barline
Abelia chinensis/Abelia, only 2 of the 4 white shrubs have flowers

Abelia chinensis two medium-sized pink shrubs in bloom

Abelia chinensis 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub really looking good this year!

Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower in bloom in new bed. Of 2 older plants, 1 has nothing, 1 a few flowers. Until this year the usual bloomtime has been autumn

Aquilegia canadensis? mostly seedpods - couple of flowers

Aquilegia chrysantha Yellow columbine mostly seedpods - couple of flowers

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed - some blooming, some in bud

Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush has a few flowers

Calibrachoa hybrids, annual - in hanging baskets near bay window

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers flowers and fruit on a couple of plants

Castilleja indivisa, Texas paintbrush, grown as annual but acting like a perennial.. a couple of plants still flowering

Chrysanthemem maximum, Shasta daisies now popping

Chrysanthemum unk - one bedding plant has dusty-pink flowers Annieinaustin, pink chrysanthemum in May

Clematis unknown hybrid, purple flowers - 1 final flower for spring

Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - closely related to C. coelestinium, the mistflower I grew in Illinois, but leaves are quite different. A few flowers in front butterfly bed

Consolida ajacis, Larkspur, annual - all dark blue-purple, at the end of blooming period - self-seeded all over

Coriandrum sativum., cilantro, annual herb - some in flower, some gone to seed

Cosmos sulphureus, reseeding annual - many flowers

Cucumis? or Cucurbita? Some squashes or melons that popped up in garden near compost bin

Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower just starting

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ - 2 new plants with a few flowers

Datura inoxia(?) appeared in patio pot for second year - a fading flower

Dianthus – several colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids in assorted containers - mostly red right now, seen here with 'Diamond Frost' Euphorbia
Annieinaustin, telstar dianthus diamond frost euphorbia

Dicliptera suberecta Uraguayan firecracker plant also called Mexican Hummingbird plant - budded but not open

Dietes bicolor, African Iris, butterfly iris - one flower

Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower- a few buds

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', annual plants purchased this spring plus a few I rooted from last year's plants. Tiny white flowers on all

Evolvulus glomeratus, Blue Daze in containers, in light bloom

Feijowa sellowiana / Pineapple guava, Secret garden plant done blooming, Patio plant has flowers

Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’ native - only one blooming

Gaura lindheimerii, unknown tall rose-pink variety (‘Pink Cloud’?) may be making buds

Hemerocallis citrina - bud stalks appearing

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Best of Friends' from Pam/Digging - one plant gorgeous, the other is budded but not happy.

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Devonshire', Austin Daylily Society - several stalks, opening flowers now

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Pinochio' a few stalks, buds & flowers

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Prairie Blue Eyes' - bud stalks coming up

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Vi's Apricot' - several plants - all in bloom!

Hemerocallis fulva – Ditch daylily from Lori- looks great with the larkspur

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II' - buds on 2 plants. One missed bloom day -opened today

Hibiscus syriacus/Rose of Sharon - many flowers, mostly magenta & a few white with a burgundy red eyeAnnieinaustin, Hibiscus syriacus, white w eye

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' Oakleaf hydrangea - flowers fading, drying in place

Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens - in container, hanging basket

Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo - rebudding

Lagerstroemia indica, hot pink crepe myrtles (5 trees) - buds visible

Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles (2 trees) - buds visible

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', in new border, reddish-purple flowers, buds visible

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', a few wands

Lobularia maritime, Sweet alyssum - a few flowers in one hanging basket

Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle - a few flowers

Lupinus texensis, Bluebonnet - many flowers

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - many flowers

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' - at least one open every day... at peak had 5 or 6 at once

Matthiola longipetala - fragrant stock, two purple plants reblooming after cutting back

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy, in several beds - lots of flowers in back. New plants in front barely blooming. A couple blooming, unplanted, in nursery pots

Myrtus communis nana/ dwarf Greek myrtle - two in bloom

Nerium oleander/ double yellow oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier' - many flowers on plant in large tub.

Annieinaustin, double, fragrant yellow oleander

Ocimum basilicum, Basil - trying to bloom. I do not allow this.

Oenothera missouriensis, Missouri Primrose... bought it, budded in pot - have no idea where to plant it!

Origanum majorana, Sweet marjoram - plant in hypertufa trough

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' (dotted around and in containers) - just a couple

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' (dotted around and in containers) - only near veranda... others looking crispy

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose - just started

Pelargonium hybrids– bedding geraniums in front containers - seen here with purple stock and 'Hot Lips' salviaAnnieinaustin geraniums with Hot Lips salvia

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

Pentas lanceolata Egyptian stars - added a few to long border - small plants blooming white

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage, plants in long border looking wonderful this year, plants in other bed just buddingAnnieinaustin Russian Sage in border

Phlox drummondii Annual Phlox - some dead, some still blooming

Platycodon several varieties - just budding in Pink Entrance Garden, near veranda. Think rest are all dead

Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs) - just started to bloom

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

Punica granatum, pomegranate - might be 'Wonderful' (secret garden) a few flowers

Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate - buds starting on one plant

Rosa 'Mutabilis' a few buds and blooms on patio plant, one in front is Resting

Rosa 'Red Cascade', mini-climber bought in spring - main show over but still in bloom

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage opening in a few places

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage two plants - a few flowers

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers - many, many blooms

Salvia greggii, many plants including 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple growing all over my garden. All have at least a few flowers.

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage - blooming in two beds

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - blooming in two beds

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' four plants with some flowers, not spectacular

Salvia regla/Mountain sage - older plant making a few flowers

Salvia vanhoutii SYN Salvia splendens var 'Van Houttei' - took cutting last year... just made first flowers

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

Scaevola aemula, Fan Flower - annual. One blooming in hanging basket, another still in nursery pot. Where shall it go?

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants dependable pink bloomers in full bloom

Scutellaria suffrutescens alba? - label says white skullcap, in bud

Scutellaria wrightii, purple skullcap in parkway - established plant in full bloom, 3 new starter plants have some flowers

Sedum, little varieties with white flowers

Stachys coccinea/Texas betony, coral flowers - in bloom

Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, blooms in fall but has a couple of stray flowers

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys - 2 plants, always in flower

Torenia fournieri hybrids - Wishbone Flower - one blooming in secret garden; another still in nursery pot

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

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' , still making flowers but will go dormant in heat & drought

Verbena bonariensis – couple just starting

Viola spp– a couple of violas still surviving and making flowers in containers

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree - buds

Zantedeschia - calla lilies. Many leaves, so far one purple bloom under coral honeysuckleAnnieinaustin Pink Calla lily

Zephyranthes drumondii AKA Cooperia pedunculata Cooper's Rainlily off and on- were 2 last night

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, several plants, abundant white flowers.

1 comment:

Kerri said...

You worked hard to list all these, Annie. Good job! I sure would enjoy a stroll through Cercis Circus with you to see all the splendor in person :)