April 15th, 2007
GBBD 200704: Apr 2007

rose French Lace
Floribunda rose ‘French Lace’
St Joseph's Lily
St. Joseph’s lily, Hippeastrum x Johnsonni, so-called because it usually blooms on the saint’s day, March 19.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens invites us to tell her what’s blooming in our gardens on the 15th of each month.

My desire to compare and contrast made me want to keep a running entry. But how to organize it? Have all the months of one year so that I could track progression of blooms. Or organize the entries into months, so that I could see how April differs from year to year? I decided on the latter.

The garden is at its height right now. In fact, many plants (bluebonnets, coriander, spiderwort) are beginning to fade and I’m pulling them out. But April is my month for irises and roses.

April 15, 2007

  • Allium neapolitanum
  • Centaurea cyanus ‘Black Magic’
  • Commelinantia anomala (false day flower)
  • Consolida ambigua (larkspur)
  • Coriandrum sativum (cilantro/coriander)
  • Iris flavescens ?
  • crinum
  • Diospyros kaki ‘Eureka’ (Japanese persimmon)
  • Duranta erecta
  • Engelmann daisy
  • Hippeastrum x johnsonii (St. Joseph’s lily)
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Regal Robe’ (sweet pea)
  • Lavandula heterophyla ‘Goodwin Creek Grey
  • Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet)
  • N. jonquilla ‘Quail’
  • Nemophila insignis
  • Oenothera speciosa (evening primrose)
  • Oxalis crassipes
  • Oxalis triangularis
  • Phlomis lanata (Jerusalem sage)
  • Polanisia dodecandra
  • Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian hawthorn)
  • rose ‘Blush Noisette
  • rose ‘Ducher’
  • rose ‘Heritage
  • rose ‘French Lace
  • rose ‘New Dawn’
  • rose ‘Madame Alfred Carriere
  • rose ‘Penelope
  • rose ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison
  • Salvia farinacea ‘Indigo spires’
  • Salvia greggii ‘Raspberry’
  • Solanum jasminoides (potato vine)
  • Spiraea bridal wreath
  • tomato
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides (Confederate jasmine)
  • tradescantia (spiderwort)
  • Tradescantia pallida (purple heart)
  • Verbena canadensis
  • viola
  • yaupon holly

by M Sinclair Stevens

9 Responses to post “GBBD 200704: Apr 2007”

  1. From Pam/Digging (Austin):

    Yes, irises and roses are dominant in my garden too, though other perennials are quickly catching up.

    Don’t forget to comment that your Bloom Day list is up over at May Dreams. I just checked it but didn’t see Zanthan listed.

  2. From Carol (Indiana):

    That’s quite a list. I’m getting the idea that April is THE month in Austin for gardens. I especially like the false day flower. Those flowers look like little creatures of some kind hanging on the ends of those stems.

    Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

  3. From naturegirl:

    Oh you lucky Texas gardeners..all these lovlies to see and we are just getting a glimpse I mean a wee one of the early brave bloomers!Bring a warm sweater and see the brave bloomers in zone 6 Canada! Your rose is gorgeous!

    Lucky now…but just wait until July. Ugh! — mss

  4. From Annie in Austin:

    There is something exhilarating about a month when the last jonquil blooms beside summery flowers like Salvia ‘Indigo Spires”, Larkspur, Duranta and tomatoes. And eight roses with names – the ‘French Lace’ is delectable, M.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  5. From Gotta Garden:

    What a list. Imagine a garden at its height in April! (What is it like in June?) You must want to be out in the garden all the time!

  6. From entangled:

    So many interesting plants, and such detailed records. If only I had been that disciplined when I started planting (sigh). I’m wondering if the jasminoides in the potato vine’s Latin name is for the flowers or for the leaves. I grew a variegated one as an annual once. It didn’t get very big or flower, but it did make a nice weaving type of filler.

    (Apologies if this comment shows up twice; the Internet connection is flaky today)

  7. From Ki (New Jersey):

    That rose has an inner glow! Simply radiant.

  8. From Janet (England):

    Hi. Wish you could come visit our little “back garden” in England, which has so much charm already. I blogged about it last night and included some photos, so I hope you enjoy a glimpse. And there are plants appearing which are completely unknown to me, so I need a LOT of education on UK plants & flowers & trees!

    I will do a search in your blog for information about plants which will survive in a shady area, as we have several in our new garden.


    aka “Lord Celery”

  9. From Angelina (Oregon):

    You’ve got so much blooming already. All my bulbs are done, except one that looks like a loosely flowered hyacinth. Everything else is in the budding stage. I think keeping a monthly record of what’s in bloom is a great idea.