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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 15, 2012

GBBD List for November 2012

The Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post for November 15, 2012 is at my main blog, The Transplantable Rose.

Here's a list of what's in bloom in my garden today, with my best try at the botanical names and a few more flower photos.


Abelia, guessing Abelia X grandiflora - several shrubs, should have more flowers but it's too dry

Abutilon hybridum 'Patrick's', think it's named after Patrick Kirwin - one bud on container plant

Ageratina havanensis, syn Eupatorium havanense /Fragrant white mistflower - four plants, many faded flowers but this one still looks good, backed with the tender Van Houteii salvia.








Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii/Flame Acanthus One of three plants still has a few flowers

Antirrhinum majus, Yellow snapdragons One lived over plant is making buds

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed - a few stray flowers and buds

Aster frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa'. Three surviving plants in different borders - some flowers on the plant in the woodland garden

Barleria cristata/Philippine cristata three plants. All three have some flowers

Camellia japonica 'Pius IX', rose-red camellia - budded for the first time in a few years. Not showing petal color as yet

Camellia japonica 'Morning Glow' double white camellia - buds swelling

Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' - covered in buds and flowers

Capsicum annuum – garden peppers -still a few flowers but are winding down

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides/Hardy Plumbago, AKA Blue Leadwort - a few stray flowers

Citrus x meyeri, Meyer's Improved Lemon, two trees, on in pot, one in ground - no new buds but a real crop this year! More than 2 dozen lemons

Citrus reticulata 'Miho', Miho Satsuma Orange  - also a crop- 5 oranges

Clematis unknown hybrid, purple flowers - a few flowers



Clerodendrum ugandense – Blue butterfly flower. (Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers; Pam/Digging & Dave's Garden calls it Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense'), many, many flowers (see the main post at the Transplantable Rose

Conoclinium greggii, Gregg’s Mistflower - closely related to C. coelestinium, the mistflower I grew in Illinois, but leaves are quite different. Some bloom left but more brown flowers than lavender-blue blooms now.

Cosmos sulphureus, reseeding annual - looking good and making seeds to delight the finches



Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form Blooming with the Blue Clerodendron

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’- still flowering well

Echinacea purpurea - purple coneflower - a couple of flowers

Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum - revving up for the big show

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', a few flowers on a surviving plant

Gaura lindheimerii self-seeded plants have a few flowers

Justicia brandegeana, Shrimp plant in Secret Garden - had been languishing but as leaves drop on surrounding trees, standing up and in bloom

Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle - looks great with lots of small orange flowers

Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum/ Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant - making buds just in time to freeze

Lantana, unknown varieties upright lavender and trailing white - growing well, choking other plants and in bloom

Leonotis leonurus, Lion's Tail - finally in bloom



Loropetalum chinense/ Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Razzle-Dazzle (two plants, one from 2005, one 2009?) I noticed a few flowers last month but so dry now they gave up

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - one plant in a container has a few flowers - and one tiny tomato


Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow (two plants) no flowers now, but aren't the fruits cool?




Malvaviscus x 'Pam Puryear's Pink'  Pam's Pink Turkscap first flowers in a long time... very late in the year


Melampodium leucanthum / Blackfoot daisy, in several beds, frequently annual - some flowers

Ocimum basilicum, Basil - it's the end of the season so I'm letting them go to flower & seed

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive four shrubs - scattered light, fragrant bloom

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose - several plants. This one popped up in a new border



Pelargonium hybrids– bedding geraniums - annuals - one red-flowered variety in front container

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage Still some flowers, but mostly done

Petunia - some heirloom reseeding annual - a survivor is now in magenta bloom

Phlox subulata/Creeping phlox in lavender blue - a few stray flowers

Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant - surviving plant has a few flowers

Plumbago auriculata (two shrubs) light blue flowers on both plants

Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano (3 plants) Blooming but look pretty ratty

Punica granatum 'Nana'/ dwarf pomegranates, one of the two small trees has new flowers developing

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose- one bud & one blown bloom



Rosa 'Flawless' - pair of pink mini-roses in container from VDBD spring 2011 - one fading flower

Rosa 'Red Cascade', mini-climber bought in spring 2010 - still blooming

Rosa - unnamed orange mini-rose came with house has a few flowers

Rosmarinus 'Huntington Carpet' dwarf groundcover rosemary a few flowers

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary, a few pale blue flowers

Rosemarinus officianalis, upright Rosemary in bloom a few white flowers

Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker plant - blooming but getting too shady in that bed

Salvia coccinea, Hummingbird sage blooming in many colors, true red, coral, orange, white, pink. Mixes and seeds itself all over the place. 

Salvia elegans/Pineapple sage two plants blooming away; on the table are a few pansies waiting to be planted in the hanging baskets.


Salvia farinacea, Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers - tired but still flowering

Salvia greggii, many plants including 'Navajo White', cream, deep rose, true red, cherry red and Orchid-purple- just about every plant has flowers

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage a stray bloom or two. Very ratty looking plants

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - plants not doing well

Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage - in bloom near drivie

Salvia madrensis, Forsythia Sage doing wonderfully this fall!

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'  several plants in light bloom

Salvia regla/Mountain sage - two plants - winding down but still have some flowers

Salvia vanhoutii SYN Salvia splendens var 'Van Houttei' annual from cuttings - in nice bloom up at the top with the Ageratina.

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

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’/Dwarf Blue Cushionflower, a few flowers

Scutellaria indica 'Dorota Blue' Blue evergreen groundcover skullcap, in container, still has flowers

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants dependable pink bloomer

Scutellaria wrightii?  blue skullcap one in parkway, one in front bed, not full but have a few flowers

Tagetes lucida, Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, have been in bloom for several weeks, now reaching the end of cycle, here blooming with Salvia farinacea



Tetraneuris scaposa /Four-nerve daisy AKA, Hymenoxys - I have several plants of this native with yellow flowers. It's a very dependable bloomer - no big show but always has a few flowers. (Edited the list to add this one... how could I forget my 4 Nerve?)


Thunbergia grandiflora, Blue Sky Vine, Bengal Clock vine, in container - has 4 or 5 buds and flowers on arch in Secret Garden

Tradescantia geniculata, groundcover , in bloom

1 comment:

dkzody said...

Wow. What a variety you have there in your yard. I have some deep shade in my backyard and no luck with flowering plants. You seem to not have that problem, shade or sun.