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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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GBBD List for July, 2013

The list is a day late - July 16, 2013. These are my (Annie in Austin's) best tries at the complete list with correct botanical names of what was in bloom and bud in my garden today.

BLOOM DAY LIST for July 16, 2013

Abelia x grandiflora (guessing on species) Four Abelia shrubs have at least a few flowers

Abelia x grandiflora unknown variety, one medium-sized pink shrub planted by us, some flowers

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' smaller pink shrub planted by us, some flowers

Abutilon hybridum, unnamed Pink, flowering maple, buds only

Amarcrinum ‘Fred Howard’ (xAmarcrinum 'Fred Howard'), two plants in bloom, each with 2 stalks

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, super-tough, native Flame acanthus, 3 plants in full bloom (1 plant from Pam/Digging blooming lighter orange; 2 new plants added Nov 2011 blooming darker red-orange color)

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed in different beds, all in bloom 

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' gold cultivar of tropical milkweed, blooming well

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' cultivar of tropical milkweed, a few flowers

Bauhinia forficata(?) Orchid tree, Pate de Vaca, buds now visible

Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush, a few flowers

Calibrachoa hybrids, different colors of this annual flower, in hanging baskets and containers, in bloom

Callisia fragrans, Grandfather's Pipe or Basket Plant, frost tender, blooming in hanging basket under loquat tree

Capsicum annuum, garden peppers, couple of flowers

Capsicum annuum, native/wild bird peppers, not sure of name - many many kinds including Chile pequin, petine, a few berries & scattering of flower buds

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides/Hardy Plumbago, AKA Blue Leadwort, one little flower

Clerodendrum ugandense, Blue butterfly flower. Buds have formed on the plant in the triangle garden
(Royal Horticultural Society says it's Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', nicknamed Blue Cat's Whiskers; Pam/Digging & Dave's Garden calls it Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense'),

Conoclinium greggii, native Gregg’s Mistflower - a few flowers in front butterfly bed

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee', selection of native Coreopsis one surviving patch

Cosmos sulphureus, reseeding annual - some orange flowers but bedraggled looking

Crocosmia, unidentified species, may be ‘Lucifer’. Flowering bulb related to iris. Still has some orange flowers - was fabulous a couple of weeks ago

Cuphea 'David Verity', orange Cigar flower, a couple of flowers

Cuphea llavea – small pink & lavender form, possibly 'Twinkle Pink' , blooming nicely

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ - excellent right now

Cuphea llavea 'Georgia Scarlet', red-orange & purple flowers, a few flowers

Datura inoxia(?) reseeding annual Angel's Trumpet, a couple of plants. One was in bloom yesterday,  only buds today

Delosperma cooperi? Ice plant on herb patio - two purple flowers

Dianthus – red ‘Telstar’ hybrids in glazed container

Dianthus, annual, red and white in container

Dicliptera suberecta, Uraguayan firecracker plant also called Mexican Hummingbird plant, buds and blooms in patio trough

Echinacea purpurea, reseeded native Purple Coneflower - a few flowers

Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado', selection of native purple coneflower - fading flowers

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost', nice little plant dotted with flowers

Helianthus, unknown, gigantic, annual, probably native sunflowers - the stalks and flower heads have been repeatedly pillaged and shredded by the squirrels, but they missed a couple of flowers

Hemerocallis citrina - evening blooming pale yellow daylily has already went through main bloom cycle, but has put up another stalk with developing buds

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Devonshire', from Austin Daylily Society - the buds shown in the GBBD post are open today!

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Pinochio', small daylily now entering second bloom cycle, two stalks with buds

Hemerocallis cultivar 'Vi's Apricot', small daylily just finishing second bloom cycle, 2 flowers open and that will be it for awhile

Hibiscus syriacus/Rose of Sharon, althea, a few flowers - had been many more last month

Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle- a few orange flowers

Lagerstroemia indica, hot pink crepe myrtles, 3 of the 6 trees have flowers- rest just have leaves

Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles, both trees have some flowers with many developing seed pods

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', 2 crepe myrtle trees, either side of arch, reddish-purple flowers planted 2010 & 2011, OK bloom

Lagerstroemia (indica x fauriei) 'Muskogee' crepe myrtle planted November 2011. This young tree is blooming, but the flowers still don't look like 'Muskogee' to me.

Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Zuni', hybid crepe myrtle, new spring 2011, flowers and buds

Lavandula intermedia 'Provence', lavender, one remaining wand

Leucophyllum frutescens, native Texas sage AKA Barometer bush AKA Cenizo – one shrub in bloom

Liriope muscari/Lilyturf, groundcover, some are blooming in shade of pecan

Lobularia maritime, annual Sweet alyssum, hanging on in a hanging basket on the patio

Lycopersicon lycopersicum, tomatoes - see flowers on one wild one that seeded next to the patio

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii, native Red Wax Mallow AKA Turkscap, large plants in three beds, all in bloom

Melampodium leucanthum, native Blackfoot daisy, in 3 different beds, straggly but have flowers

Melissa officianalis, lemon balm - tiny white flowers on one plant

Monarda fistulosa x bartlettii 'Peter's Purple', this hybrid of native Monarda fistulosa and Mexican Monarda bartlettii was fabulous  - deadheaded and a few more flowers appeared. Not sure how far back to cut it.

Ocimum basilicum, Basil - both the large leaf & the Spicy Globe are going to flower

Oxalis crassipes 'Alba' couple of stray flowers

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' couple of stray flowers

Pelargonium grossularioides, coconut-scented geranium - maybe buds 

Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in breakfast room window - in flower

Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage, two beds in big bloom

Petunia annual, dark blue-violet in patio container still blooming

Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick' - bought spring 2010, two flower heads in bloom 

Piper auritum/Hoja Santa or Rootbeer Plant , one surviving plant is displaying its odd, elongated white flowers.

Plumbago auriculata , two shrubs on either side of back door - full bloom

Plumeria unknown species/Frangipani, creamy yellow - looks like a bud developing, Yay!

Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano, all 3 plants have been in bloom but they're not pretty today with soggy purple flowers & soggy spent browned flowers glued by rain all over the plants.

Portulaca - reseeding annual Moss Roses and Flowering Purslanes in several beds & blooming in different colors

Rosa 'Flawless' - pair of pink mini-roses in container from VDBD spring 2011, one stem in bloom

Rosa 'Red Cascade', mini-climber bought in spring 2010, blooming on the patio

Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker plant - looking good!

Salvia coccinea, red Hummingbird sage blooming in a few beds

Salvia coccinea, white Hummingbird sage blooming in a few beds

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage, blooming in a few beds

Salvia farinacea, reseeding Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers keep on coming but some of the plant stems are spindly

Salvia greggii 'Lavender & White', two plants, one in bloom, one "resting"

Salvia greggii 'Navajo White', full bloom

Salvia greggii 'Purple', many flowers in an orchid purple color

Salvia greggii 'Salmon', a few flowers, deep salmon

Salvia greggii, unnamed varieties, several plants. Right now a few there are a few flowers open in different beds, rose red, cherry red & deep red along with some cream-colored flowers 

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage, blooming in 2 beds

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue', blooming in one of two beds

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'  3 plants, only one has flowers right now

Salvia regla, Mountain sage - native, two shrubby plants in a raised bed, in the shade of the pecan. This one just started opening flowers - maybe the hummingbirds will find it.

Salvia sinaloensis, Bicolor sage - you just missed it! Some of the bracts are hanging on.

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

Scutellaria suffrutescens, pink skullcap, two plants some bloom

Scutellaria suffrutescens alba? - label says white skullcap, in bloom

Scutellaria wrightii?  blue skullcap one in parkway, one in front bed, both look kind of beat up but they're still blooming

Talinum paniculatum variegatum? Variegated Jewels of Opar - a new plant in a patio trough. It's putting out a flower stem right now.

Tetraneuris scaposa,  four nerve daisy Hymenoxys, 2 of 3 plants have flowers

Tradescantia geniculata, white-flowering groundcover - might be buds - not sure

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree, Monk's Pepper, still has flowers but needs to be deadheaded so it will keep blooming.

This list by Annie in Austin is a companion for my July 2013 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post at the The Transplantable Rose .