February 16th, 2013
GBBD 201302: Feb 2013
Kalanchoe daigremontiana, Mother of Thousands.
Carol at May Dreams Gardens invites us to tell her what’s blooming in our gardens on the 15th of each month.
February 15, 2013
My Austin neighborhood has not had a hard freeze at all this winter. So none except the tenderest plants (like the basil) have died back. The kalanchoe, which won’t survive a freeze, is blooming. I think this is the first time it since 2009. The duranta, Port St. John’s creeper, and the Forsythia sage are still blooming on last year’s growth. I really should cut the old stalks down as new growth is forming around the base. But I’m not disciplined enough to cut down what few flowers remain in the garden.
After a very dry fall 2012, we had a nice rain in January. New larkspur and cilantro sprouts have popped up and the struggling bluebonnets have put out growth. The flowering of the Mexican plums was very poor this year, the trees are leafing out without producing many flowers at all. The redbuds around town began blooming at the first of February. I saw my first Texas mountain laurel in flower (2/16), on the SEU campus.
I thought all the roses were budding out early. Most of them didn’t even lose their leaves. However, looking at my post for last February, these same roses were all blooming. As usual. Memory does not serve.
Complete List for February 2013
The list of all plants flowering today, February 15th 2013, at Zanthan Gardens.
- Commelinantia anomala
- Consolida ambigua
- Coriandrum sativum
- Duranta erecta
- Kalanchoe daigremontiana
- Lantana montevidensis
- Lavandula heterophylla ‘Goodwin Creek Gray’
- Leucojum aestivum
- Lonicera fragrantissima
- Meyer’s lemon
- Narcissus tazetta ‘Grand Primo’
- Podranea ricasoliana
- Prunus mexicana
- Rosmarinus officinalis,
- Salvia madrensis
by M Sinclair Stevens in Austin, Texas