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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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

What's In Bloom September 15, 2017

Let's see if I can still do this - it's been a few years since I posted a bloom list!

As always, these are my best guesses at the proper horticultural names, and I count even a few flowers.

Which is a good thing because bloom is stingy this year,

Abelia, probably Abelia X grandiflora. Three established shrubs have flowers.

Allium tuberosum, Garlic chives in a pot have white flowers

Angelonia angustifolia, Angelonia in pot, light bloom

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, Flame acanthus 3 of 4 plants have light bloom

Asclepias curassavica, tropical milkweed - self planted, a handful in bloom

Begonia hybrids, bedding begonias in containers and hanging pots near patio, all in bloom

Begonia hybrid 'Russian Sabers' Cane begonia in hanging basket, pale coral flowers

Buddleja lindleyana/ Weeping butterfly bush  - secret garden. Finally a few blooms after rain from Hurricane Harvey

Callisia fragrans, Grandfather's Pipe or Basket Plant, frost tender, for hanging baskets, one flower wand

Capsicum annuum /wild bird peppers, Chile pequin type - flowers, green berries, red berries

Centratherum intermedium - Brazilian Button flower, self-seeded annual, a few flowers

Chrysactinia mexicana, native yellow-flowering Damianita - two straggly plants in light bloom

Clematis unknown hybrid, red-purple flowers - a few flowers and a lot of dead leaves

Clerodendrum incisum Musical Notes Plant - covered in buds but no open flowers

Clerodendrum ugandense AKA Rotheca myricoides – Blue butterfly flower. A few flowers and a lot of buds

Cosmos sulphureus, reseeding annual - only 3 small plants but they have flowers

Cuphea llavea –red & purple ‘Batfaced’ - three plants, all in bloom

Dianthus – several colors of ‘Telstar’ hybrids in baskets, in bloom

Eupatorium odoratum - best guess for tall plant with many fuzzy white, fragrant blooms, attracts bees and butterflies.

Hibiscus syriacus/Rose of Sharon, althea - two flowers open

Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine, reseeding annual - good bloom on obelisk

Justicia brandegeana, Pink Shrimp plant in Secret Garden - one big bud

Justicia spicigera/ Mexican Honeysuckle- a few flowers and buds

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana? Florist's Kalanchoe, a few flowers

Lagerstroemia indica, hot pink crepe myrtles came with the house - 3 trees, one blooming

Lagerstroemia x hybrida ‘Acoma’ white crepe myrtles - one tree in full bloom, other just light bloom at the very top

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba', 2 trees, either side of sweetheart arch, blooming for a few months

Lagerstroemia (indica x fauriei) pink flowering, probably 'Basham's Party Pink' - a few flowers

Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Zuni' end of bloom cycle

Lobularia maritime, annual Sweet alyssum - survived and blooming in a trough

Loropetalum chinense/ Chinese Witch Hazel, Chinese Fringe Flower, Razzle-Dazzle, one shrub, one tree form - both have a few flowers! In September!

Lycoris radiata, red spider lilies - many bulbs, only 1 flower so far

Malpighia glabra 'nana'?, dwarf Barbados Cherry in container- covered in buds and fragrant flowers

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii/Turkscap or Red Wax Mallow, in three beds, all in large bloom

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii, white form of Turkscap/Wax Mallow, a couple of flowers

Malvaviscus bright coral - labeled 'Big Mama' is in bloom

Myrtus communis nana/ dwarf Greek myrtle - two of them have a few flowers

Nerium oleander/ double yellow oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier' - a few flowers at the very top

Ocimum basilicum, Basil, annual herb, flowering in pots and trough

Osmanthus fragrans/Sweet olive four shrubs, one is beginning to bloom

Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' flowers in one container

Pavonia lasiopetala, pink rock rose - a few straggly flowers

Pelargonium hybrid, 'Fantasia Salmon', zonal geranium in window, a few florets

Phlox paniculata, Grandma’s white phlox, couple of remaining florets

Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick' - two very small flower heads

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

Plumbago auriculata two established plants with some flowers

Poliomintha bustamanta, Mexican oregano a few flowers

Portulaca hybrids, Moss Roses in hypertufa trough and hanging baskets, all blooming

Rhodophiala bifidia/Oxblood Lilies AKA Schoolhouse Lilies in clumps, some in bloom, some finished

Rhus virens, native evergreen sumac, buds showing now

Rosa 'Belinda's Dream', Pink shrub rose - light bloom cycle started by Harvey is just finishing

Rosa 'Mutabilis' a few buds on the one in a big pot

Rosa 'Red Cascade', climbing mini-rose - covered in buds and flowers

Rosa /unnamed apricot mini-rose one flower left

Rosmarinus 'Huntington Carpet' dwarf groundcover rosemary in bloom

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' - Prostrate Rosemary w pale blue flowers in bloom

Salvia coccinea, red Hummingbird sage, reseeder, many flowers

Salvia coccinea, white Hummingbird sage, reseeder, a few flowers

Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, coral pink Hummingbird sage, reseeder, a few flowers

Salvia farinacea, reseeding Mealy Blue sage, wandlike flowers, yaupon bed and Triangle bed

Salvia greggii 'Lavender & White' has grown a lot and has many flowers.

Salvia greggii 'Navajo White', light bloom, creamy white flowers

Salvia greggii, unnamed varieties of cream, deep rose, true red, red-orange and cherry red - all in bloom

Salvia guaranitica, Majestic blue sage, many flowers

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue', some flowers

Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage, lots of flowers

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'  3 plants - only one has a few flowers

Salvia vanhoutii 'Wendy's Wish' - medium size plant in pot - steady light bloom

Scutellaria wrightii?  blue skullcap one in parkway, two in corner bed, all in light bloom

Torenia fournieri, wishbone plant. Cute shade-loving annual that reseeded with begonias. 

Tradescantia sillamontana, Cobweb spiderwort, many dusty pink flowers

Viguiera dentata Sunflower Goldeneye - native - a few buds

Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste tree, Monk's Pepper - steady production of buds and bloom

Zinnia angustifolia white small zinnias, annual in full bloom

By AnnieinAustin for her Annie's Addendum Blog

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