Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flower Power: GBBD March 2012

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Established Plants

Lady Tulip (Tulipa clusiana) - 'Chrysantha

Lady Tulip 'Cynthia' (Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia')

Chocolate Chip Ajuga (Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda')

Variegated Abutilons (Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

 Texas Gold Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana)

 Nandina (Nandina domestica)

 Firecracker Plant (Justicia spicigera)


Pansies & Violas

Potted Plants

Formosa Red Azalea (Azalea indica 'Formosa Red')

 Ox Tongue (Gasteria liliputana)

Indoor Plants 

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.)

Flower Wannabes


Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana)

Rattlesnake Agave (Manfreda maculosa)

Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)


  1. Wow...beautiful blooms and photography! The azalea photo is stunning. Happy GBBD!

  2. Looking great! You have a lot more in bloom than I do. I learned 2 new names of some plants I just saw this week. That Justicia is now on my most wanted list.
    Happy Bloomday!

  3. So many beauties! I just love the tulips--I need to find a spot (or two...) for some in my garden. I wish my Manfreda looked as beautiful as yours. Mine's a sad little thing. Beautiful photos.

  4. Lovely variety of blooms! One of my manfredas is also sending up its death note, erm, flower.

  5. I love those cluianas. I need to get out and find some.
    This warm weather is making everything pop out fast. You got some great shots.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. I'm looking to add some Variegated Abutilons to a shady spot in my garden. Can you tell me if they are evergreen and if yours blooms often? Thanks!

  7. Steph: In the usually mild winters of central Texas, they can remain evergreen. But if we get a hard freeze, then they'll lose their leaves. Mine primarily bloom in spring, with sporadic blossoms appearing the rest of the year, with a mild increase in fall. The ones in my garden have stayed quite small (all are less than 3 foot), and are thin and vertical (perhaps with some trimming they'd bush out more)

  8. How are the Spanish Bluebells holding up? I'm thinking of trying those here in Wimberley. I have lots of shade, and prefer things I don't have to keep watered.

    1. They did to disappear in summer here in Austin, and the lack of sunlight seems to reduce the amount of blooms. I mostly get foliage from them now.