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.
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.
The Transplantable Rose .
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