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.

April 15th, 2007
GBBD 200704: Apr 2007

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