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.
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
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
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 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.
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' 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 budding
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 honeysuckle
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.
- 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.