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
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