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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.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

GBBD LIST for January 2012

A Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post will be found at my Transplantable Rose blog. (The Addendum is where I keep the lists.) These plants were in bloom in my Austin, Texas garden on January 15, 2012:

Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons, annuals, 6 plants in containers

Camellia japonica 'Morning Glow' double white camellia - a few swelling buds, no open flowers

Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' - has been in bloom for weeks and weeks

Cyclamen persicum/ florist’s cyclamen hybrids, houseplants, one with red flowers, one with white

Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum, just a few flowers remain but quite a few have set fruit

Justicia brandegeana, Shrimp plant in Secret Garden - not showy but steady bloom

Lantana, unknown varieties trailing, light purple, in parkway & central front bed

Loropetalum chinense/ Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Razzle-Dazzle, two plants, one large, one fairly new. Tall one has been in bloom for weeks

Lupinus texensis, Bluebonnet - several buds and one in bloom. Plants apparently seeded late and survived heat in shade of annual cosmos

Mahonia, species probably bealei, grape holly, blooming in front container

Matthiola, unknown hybrid, purple-flowering fragrant stock in container. I'm not sure whether it resprouted from roots of spring plant or reseeded.

Narcissus tazetta? unlabelled paperwhite hybrids, a few are still blooming in front but in back the plants made leaves only, no flowers

Narcissus tazetta ‘Grand Primo/ small daffodil, began to open flowers a couple of days ago. No wonder Scott Ogden recommends this one!

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive three established shrubs, nice scent, off-on bloom since late fall

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba', a few flowers

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea', some of the many plants tucked around the yard have flowers

Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium, houseplant in breakfast room window - no bloom but has a bud

Phlox subulata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue - a few stray flowers on one plant in front

Rosa ‘Champagne’ mini rose, a couple of delicate shell pink blossoms in a sheltered area

Salvia leucantha a couple of very late flowers

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage - a few flowers on a surviving plant near the house wall

Rosemarinus officianalis, upright Rosemary in bloom

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, just a few flowers

Schlumbergera truncata, Thanksgiving cactus - only one of four made buds and flowers this year

Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys, blooming in three different beds