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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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

GBBD LIST for November 15, 2011

By AnnieinAustin for her Annie's Addendum Blog

Here's what was in bloom in my garden on November 15, 2011. (The main garden bloom day post is at my Transplantable Rose blog)

Abelia, guessing Abelia X grandiflora /Five shrubs planted by a previous owner. They looked spindly in summer but are now covered in flowers which are full of bees
Annieinaustin glossy abelia

Abutilon hybridum 'Patrick's', some buds but no blooms on plant bought in spring. I hope they are really 'Patrick's' when they open!

Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower - all three plants still in bud or bloom but with many browned flowers

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed - four plants in bloom - some with odd white blotches on the flowers. I don't remember seeing this before.
Annieinaustin white blotch asclepias

Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' - has formed some buds

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers - buds and blooms. If covered on cold nights may make a few fruits before deep freezes.

Capsicum annuum /some kind of wild bird peppers but not sure what the right name would be. Flowers pollinated and tiny peppers growing on 3 plants.

Chrysactinia mexicana, native yellow-flowering Damianita -2 plants alive but not thriving; finally see a few buds on one of them

Clematis unknown hybrid, purple flowers - went summer dormant, now has quite a few flowers along with brown leaves

Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower. (AKA Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense' or Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense') - 1 plant in large container, 1 original plant + 2 clones in ground. Didn't do much in summer but all 4 now have buds and flowers

Clitoria ternatea- the Blue Butterfly Pea, huge amount of foliage with fair amount of flowers

Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - in large bloom, still attracting a few butterflies

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' /Coreopsis one surviving patch just popped a few flowers

Cosmos sulphureus, orange cosmos - a new crop has sprouted from fallen seeds, just starting to bloom

Cuphea ignea, orange Cigar flower - just a couple of blooms on stressed plant

Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form - many tiny flowers, beloved of bees

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’, one plant, in bloom

Dianthus – one surviving plant of red ‘Telstar’ hybrid in container has a few flowers

Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum - established tree has many, many buds; the first flower opened on the 14th; no sign of buds on younger tree.

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', four smallish plants, all with some flowers. Frost-tender but roots easily so should take cuttings now.

Gaura lindheimerii ‘The Bride’ native - tiny piece with a wand of flowers - most gaura did not survive summer 2011

Impatiens walleriana, bedding impatiens - one surviving plant in hanging basket

Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine, reseeding annual, winding down but has some flowers left

Justicia brandegeana, Shrimp plant not fabulous, but alive & has a few flowers
Annieinaustin,shrimp plant november

Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle - doing well. Not showy but steady production of orange, tubular flowers

Lagerstroemia indica, hot pink crepe myrtles, still a few flowers scattered over 6 trees

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', one of 2 trees has a few remaining blossoms- they do seem preserved rather than actively blooming

Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Zuni', tree planted early 2011; older flowers gone but a new flush of buds have formed

Lantana, unknown varieties upright lavender and trailing white - in flower

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', two plants in containers, each with a few flowers and/or buds.

Loropetalum chinense/ Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Razzle-Dazzle- two plants, each with some flowers left
Annieinaustin loropetalum w fu dog

Lupinus texensis, Bluebonnet - one plant that sprouted under Cosmos last spring survived & grew... now has flower buds.

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - a few flowers on 'Sun Gold' and 'Mexico Midget'

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow, two small patches, each with flowers

Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy, plants added in spring are doing fine in triangle bed and central front bed

Ocimum basilicum, Basil - reseeded Spicy Globe has a few flowers

Origanum majorana, Sweet marjoram- buds

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive three established shrubs starting to bud again after 1/4" rain

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' found a few flowers

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose - in words of George Carlin it is More than Happy - had to dig some up because it was smothering damianita

Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in breakfast room window has couple of flower stalks

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage - 2 clumps with flowers

Plumbago auriculata - one of two shrubs has flowers

Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano - 2 of 3 plants have some flowers

Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranate - two plants in containers, each with flowers and dwarf fruit
Annieinaustin dwarf pomegranate bloom

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- exploded into bud and bloom

Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose, delicate pink , two plants each with a couple of buds/blooms

Rosa 'Climbing Iceberg', white floribunda - plant rebounding, found 1 bud

Rosa 'Flawless' - pink mini-rose in container, two fading flowers

Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose, many flowers done & dropped petals, some opening buds

Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two good-sized plants) - one in back container in light bloom, large plant in front was fabulous a few days ago, fewer flowers now

Rosa, unknown variety/ tall pink climber - couple of buds opening, one faded flower

Rosa /unnamed apricot mini-rose, couple of blooms just dropped petals but I cut one for a vase with the pink cuphea.

Annieinaustin minirose and cuphea vase
Rosa - unnamed orange mini-rose came with house

Rosmarinus 'Huntington Carpet' dwarf groundcover rosemary, a few light blue flowers

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, light blue flowers

Rosemarinus officianalis, upright Rosemary - flowers such a pale blue they are almost white

Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker plant - made it through and in light bloom

Salvia coccinea, reseeding red Hummingbird sage - reseeded and blooming in several places

Salvia coccinea, reseeding white Hummingbird sage - flowering here and there

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, reseeding coral pink Hummingbird sage - see a couple of blooms here & there

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage - 3 plants died over summer, surviving plant has many flowers

Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, still some wandlike flowers,

Salvia greggii, almost all plants have some flowers: 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - just a few flowers in back; in front went dormant in heat, is now resprouting

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage - went dormant, are struggling up and making a few flowers

Salvia madrensis, Forsythia Sage, drought & heat have made both clumps very short in stature but they are budded and ready to open

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' looks like 2 plants survived and have flowers

Salvia regla/Mountain sage - two plants, mostly done but have a few flowers

Salvia vanhoutii SYN Salvia splendens var 'Van Houttei', small plant, quite a few flowers

Scutellaria indica 'Dorota Blue' Blue evergreen groundcover skullcap - one plant in container, clone in the ground; each has a few flowers

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants with some pink blooms

Scutellaria suffrutescens alba? - sort of off-white flowers in long back border/ a skullcap

Scutellaria wrightii?- planted 4 blue skullcaps - one blooming well, one has a few flowers, 2 are dead

Sedum, several unknown species - fading pinkish flowers

Sedum, little varieties with a few white flowers

Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, three plants, one past full bloom, one with many flowers, one just starting, seen here with Salvia farinaceaAnnieinaustin Mexican Mint marigold

Tecoma capensis Cape honeysuckle, starter plant in container, old flowers dropped off & new orange buds just opening

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys - just a stray flower here & there on 2 plants

Thunbergia grandiflora, Blue Sky Vine, Bengal Clock vine, in a container next to the white arch. It should be covered in flowers in late fall but the leaves show stress and I only see a couple of buds.Annieinaustin Blue Sky Thunbergia
Tradescantia geniculata, trailing white groundcover. Disappears in heat, new regrowth has a few white flowers

Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple heart - quite a few flowers

Viola spp– just bought a few Pansies for a hanging basket and container on patio table. Liberally sprinkled them with hot pepper & hope squirrels won't kill them

Zinnia linearis/ syn Zinnia angustifolia, couple of plants, blooming but not abundantly.

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