Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy HOT Bloom Day!

In spite of the sweltering heat here in Central Texas, and with some irrigation and some hand-watering along the way, many things are still blooming in my Austin garden.

Thank goodness for the macro lens (and my brand new camera - more about that later in the week), which allows me to edit some of the crispy edges and fried leaves out of these shots.

So, here's my contribution to Carol of May Dreams Gardens' Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
Morning Glory
And because there are so many to name, I will only be listing common names! (I know, I'm being lazy, but heck - I can barely be motivated to water these days!)

Moy Grande Hibiscus
Agapanthus
Hibiscus
Yellow Bells - Esperanza
Verbena
Purple Skullcap
One of two sad little snap dragons STILL ALIVE from last winter!
Mexican Bush Sage
Impatiens
Salvia Coccinea
Butterfly Bush
Damianita

Butterfly bush on top blending with the out-of-control lavender Lantana below.
Lantana New Gold
Black and Blue Salvia

Society Garlic
Zinnias in a window box
White Duranta
Indigo Spires Salvia
Blue Daze
Purple Duranta
Coral Trumpet Vine
Little Wave Petunias
Bougainvillea
Canna

Abutilon
Coral Trumpet Vine
Butterfly Weed
Little Katie Ruellia
Coneflower

Indigo Spires Salvia
Zinnias
Crape Myrtle
Pentas
Morning Glories
Cypress Vine
Sweet Alyssum
Verbena
Winecup -- yes, STILL blooming - can you believe it? Never experienced this before!
Yellow Skullcap
Maggie Rose
Garlic Chives
Verbena
Prairie Verbena

Mexican Oregano (and a little friend)
Turk's Cap

Euryops

Crape Myrtle
Desert Rose
Pink Skullcap

Wedelia
Agastache Acapulco Pink and Salmon
Blackfoot Daisies

Abelia
Lantana
Cuphea
Butterfly Bush
Wild Spiderwort in the woodsy area