What’s Blooming now- 5/29/2017

29 May

So Audubon recently put together a new app for he phone- “Hummingbirds at Home”, to help track hummingbird movements and what they are using, by everyday people. It’s a cool tool for a ‘citezen science”  movement, and I hope they expand it to be more useful and user friendly. Currently the plant selection is color and thumbprint based, though it does at least have the scientific name listed next to the common names. No search engine I can find, and no way to add new species, nothing obvious at least. But the app does at least give you three ways to record data- sit an watch for a while (which is what I’m doing now, while I write this), single visit summary, and a “nectar watch” for specific plants so you can record how much they visit a specific plant.
Of course, I have a couple things in my garden they are using that are not in their rather impressive plant data base, least I couldn’t find them. 
Anyway, the app inspire me to give the garden notes here another go, so here is what’s blooming in the garden now-
Agastache cana 

Allium cernuum

Allium schoenoprasum 

Aquilegia formosa 

Aquilegia hybrid

Aruncus dioicus 

Bacopa monieri *

Begonia rex 

Begonia x (tuberous) *

Bellis perennis

Bidens ferulifolia ‘Bee Alive’ *

Camassia leichtlinii ‘flora plena’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Kumasaka’ 


Campanula carpatica

Carex mertensiana

Centauria annua *

Chaenorrhinum origanum ‘Summer Skies’ *

Chrysanthemum partheniacum 

Claytonia sibirica

Coreopsis nana

Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerow’s Gold’

Corydalus scouleri

Cuphea ignea

Cyclamen hybrids

Dahlia x ‘Mystic Wonder’ *

Dahlia hybrids *

Delphinium nuttalii

Delphinium trollifolium

Dianthus x ‘Supertrouper Lilac on White’

Dianthus x ‘Supertrouper Velvet Red’ 

Dianthus x ‘Supertrouper Velvet + White’ *

Dicentra formosa

Digitalis x ‘Raspberry Delight’

Eccremocarpus scaber

Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Profusion’

Erigeron philadelphicus 

Fragaria (white fruited)

Fragaria vesca ‘Alba Dolce’

Fragaria vesca ‘Pineapple Crush’

Fragaria x ‘Shuksan’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Mary’

Fuchsia x ‘Condor’ *

Fuchsia x ‘Billy Gene’

Fuchsia x ‘Marinka’ *

Fuchsia x ‘Pink Marshmallow’ *

Fuchsia x (pink) *

Geranium phaeum 

Gerbera hybrids

Geum rivale

Huechera x sanguinea (pass along)

Impatiens hawkeri ‘Glow Yellow’

Iris hollandica

Iris japonica ‘Ledger’s Variety’


Lathyrus biflora

Linaria purpurea

Lonicera senpervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Lunaria annua alba

Matthiola hybrid

Mimulus guttatus

Myosotis laxa 

Oenanthe sarmentosa

Oxalis  ‘Iron Cross’

Pelarginium hybrids *

Penstemon mexicalli ‘Red Rocks’

Penstemon serrulatus

Polygonatum biflora

Potentilla anserina 

Primula obconica

Ranunculus repens

Rhododendron hybrid (red)


Rhododendron hybrid (fragrant white/pink blush- one flower left!)

Rosa chinensis mutabilis 

Rosa gymnocarpa (full of bumbles! Haven’t seen this many bees till today actually, nice to see them back!)

Rosa hybrida ‘Bolero’

Rosa hybrida ‘Climbing Peace’

Rosa hybrida ‘Elizabeth’

Rubus leucodermis

Ruellia elegans

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia farinacea ‘East Friesland’


Salvia x  ‘Amistad’

Salvia x ‘Ember’s Wish’

Salvia ‘Hotlips’

Sedum spathulifolium

Silene hookeri

Siningia x ‘Apricot Bouquet’

Sisyrinchium californicum 

Sisyrinchium latifolium

Spiraea betulifolia

Tagetes signata *

Telling grandiflora

Thymus x ‘orange balsam’

Tiarella trifoliata

Tolmeia menziesii

Torenua hybrids

Trifolium albidum

Vaccinium ovatum

Vaccinium x ‘Sunshine’


Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena hybrids

Viccia villosa

Viola cornuta hybrids (annual violets)- some are seedlings some store bought

Viola labradorica

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