Abelia X grandiflora (best guess) Five shrubs planted by a previous owner, all in bloom
Abelia X grandiflora unknown variety, one medium-sized pink shrub planted by us, has flowers
Abelia X grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub planted by us, has flowers
Abutilon hybrid, pale pink color. New plant just beginning to bloom
Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower - three plants in bud/bloom
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, Flame acanthus from Pam/Digging is in full bloom; 2 new plants added Nov 2011 not doing anything yet
Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons, in place since mid-winter, still a few flowers but it's getting hot
Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed, some lived over from last year, some self-seeded, many plants with buds or flowers
Aster frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa'. Three surviving plants in different borders - one has a few flowers
Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush A few flowers but the area has become more shady.
WARNING NOTE (April 2012 A reader in San Antonio advises that this variety of Buddleja has become invasive in her garden, ruining flowerbeds and coming up everywhere and that it is almost impossible to dig up. That hasn't happened here but it is definitely something to consider before planting it! )
Calibrachoa hybrids, annual in hanging basket looking good
Canna X generalis 'City of Portland' - I brought the roots from Illinois in 1999 and some years they do not flower. This year they've consented to bloom in the Secret Garden
Capsicum annuum – garden peppers have flowers and fruit
Capsicum annuum /wild bird peppers, not sure of name - many many kinds including Chile pequin, petine. Tiny flowers and tiny peppers
Castilleja indivisa, Texas paintbrush, grown as annual, a few straggly flowers
Chrysactinia mexicana, native yellow-flowering Damianita reblooming after shearing seedheads
Chrysanthemem maximum, Shasta daisies almost done but they were pretty!
Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - closely related to C. coelestinium, the mistflower I grew in Illinois, but leaves are quite different. It's blooming lightly in front
Consolida ajacis, Larkspur, annual - dozens of plants have gone to seed but a few plants still have flowers
Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' /Coreopsis, just budding now
Coriandrum sativum., cilantro, annual herb - most gone to seed, a couple of flowers where the stem is in shade
Cosmos sulphureus, reseeding annual, only a couple of plants with a couple of flowers
Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form in bloom
Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ - in bloom
Datura inoxia(?) appeared in patio pot - has a new flower every few evenings
Dendranthema x grandiflora?. - ordinary cushion mums - some buds and a few rusty yellow flowers open on one plant
Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower - see one flower
Feijowa sellowiana / Pineapple guava, two plants - one has the last couple of flowers
Gaura lindheimerii - all the original plants died but a couple of seedlings survived, now have buds or flowers.
Helianthus, unknown, gigantic, annual sunflower - no flowers but buds
Hemerocallis citrina- had one big plant and 2 small divisions. Main plant died, but second plant had one flower a couple of days ago - has buds swelling.
Hemerocallis cultivar 'Best of Friends' from Pam/Digging - this one likes where it was planted... so many flowers!
Hemerocallis cultivar 'Devonshire', Austin Daylily Society - huge, creamy yellow flowers have been opening this past week, one or two a day
Hemerocallis cultivar 'Prairie Blue Eyes'- what a great plant - so glad it lived to bloom again!
Hemerocallis cultivar 'Vi's Apricot'- several plants of this dwarf daylily, now past prime flowering but still have blooms and buds
Hesperaloe parviflora, Red yucca - long wands of shrimpy-colored flowers.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' Oakleaf hydrangea - new flowers open and old flowers drying sort of dusty pink that looks pretty cool with the 'Coral Nymph' hummingbird sage growing nearby
Hydrangea X 'Sweet Carol', Bliss series of marcrophylla/serrata crosses - YES! Was just a small piece that hasn't bloomed in years. I moved it to deeper shade & it not only lived through summer of hell 2011, it has 3 flower-heads this spring
Indigofera amblyantha? /pink false indigo - light bloom in Secret Garden
Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle- down to a few orange blooms
Lagerstroemia indica, hot pink crepe myrtles (6 trees) - many buds and a few moldy pink flowers
Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles- see a few buds forming on top of the two trees but nothing open yet
Lantana, unknown varieties upright lavender and trailing white - non-stop in front
Lathyrus odoratus, annual sweet peas - down to one white flower and a few pods on drying vines
Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', main plant died but two small ones have a couple of flowers
Leucophyllum frutescens/ Texas sage AKA Barometer bush AKA Cenizo – solid with magenta-purple flowers... this does not mean it will rain... it means it's too darned humid!
Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle - couple of flowers
Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes- blooming and making fruit. Hope we get some of them!
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' - right now it has some buds, a few open flowers and spent flowers holding browned petals
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow blooming in center back and front woodland area
Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy, in several beds, don't look wonderful but are alive and have flowers
Monarda 'Peter's Purple' - a division given to me this spring by fellow Austin Garden Blogger Pam Penick is still young but has a couple of flowers. This newer Beebalm is supposed to take humidity without the mildew... so far, very good!
Myrtus communis nana/ dwarf Greek myrtle - tiny white flowers on tips of branches
Ocimum basilicum, Basil - not supposed to have flowers! Snip, snip!
Origanum majorana, Sweet marjoram- flowers and seed pods
Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive four shrubs, winter-blooming but one in container popped a couple of flowers
Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' - bright green leaves with white flowers, blooming in a couple of places
Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' (synonym triangularis) dark purple leaves with lilac-pink flowers blooming here and there
Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose - blooms but is always mildewed.
Pelargonium hybrids– bedding geraniums in pots near front steps
Pelargonium grossularioides, coconut-scented geranium - tiny flowers in hanging pot
Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in breakfast room window since 2006 - continues to bloom & amaze me.
Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage in full bloom in a couple of borders
Petunia multiflora? Old-fashioned reseeding petunia with magenta-lilac flowers
Phlox drummondii Annual Phlox - barely hanging on with a few white flowers
Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant from fellow Austin Garden Blogger East Side Patch - one plant has survived and now has a few flowers
Plumbago auriculata - many pale blue flowers
Plumeria unknown species/Frangipani, rose red - pretty sure this bud is on the rose-red plumeria but it could be the pale yellow one.
Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano all three plants blooming like mad
Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranates, two plants in containers bloom & make fruit off-and-on
Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- just forming buds for another round
Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’, butter-yellow rose - new flush of buds forming
Rosa 'Mutabilis' (two plants, one fairly large shrub in a container, one huge shub planted in the ground). Both have buds; the front plant also has many flowers
Rosa 'Red Cascade', a climbing mini-rose bought in spring 2010 - has both buds and blooms near patio
Rosa - unidentified orange mini-rose came with house - just opened another flush of flowers
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, covered in pale blue flowers
Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker plant - full bloom near magnolia
Salvia coccinea, red Hummingbird sage - buds on a couple of plants that may turn out to be red
Salvia coccinea, white Hummingbird sage, has seeded all along the edge of the patio and I've scattered seed in other beds. Very flowery right now!
Salvia coccinea vivid salmon Hummingbird sage, appeared last year and again this year.
Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird several plants in different places
Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage 1 plant alive with a few flowers
Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers in a few borders. Needs to be snipped!
Salvia greggii, many plants including 'Navajo White', Cream, newly planted Salmon, newly planted Lilac Pink with White, Deep Rose, True Red, Cherry Red and Orchid-purple - in many beds & all different sun/shade exposures. I cannot imagine gardening in Austin without it.
Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage, blooming in gateside garden
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue', oh, how I love these blue flowers! In bloom front & center back
Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage - not a lot of flowers, but is blooming
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' blooming hugely in front, center back & secret gardens
Salvia officinalis - cooking sage has flowers
Salvia regla/Mountain sage - one of two plants in bloom, red-orange flowers
Salvia X 'Nuevo Leon' blooming near front steps
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’/Dwarf Blue Cushionflower, a few flowers
Scutellaria ovata, Heartleaf skullcap - one flower stalk left
Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants dependable pink bloomer in full bloom
Scutellaria suffrutescens alba? - label says white skullcap- looks more cream-color
Scutellaria unlabeled purplish pink skullcap in parkway- smothered by Rock Rose - still trying to bloom
Scutellaria wrightii? blue skullcap one in parkway, one in front bed have flowers
Sedum, little varieties with white flowers
Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, one of 3 plants has flowers
Tetraneuris scaposa, four nerve daisy Hymenoxys, 3 plants - looking floppy & ratty but still have flowers
Tradescantia pallida, syn Setcresea pallida/ Purple Heart, many lavender flowers in several beds
Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' in yaupon bed, still making a few flowers but is ready to give up and go dormant
Verbena bonariensis – reseeder - has popped up here and there with a few flowers
Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree in full bloom