Thursday, November 3, 2011

Plants Growing in Our Yard

FOLLOW-UP NOTE: I posted these photos and plant names, because someone complained about my yard. The city ordinance code enforcer was very nice and liked all the flowers and fruit in my yard. She said that if I'd show that the plants were there by design, rather than just being random weeds, everything would be OK. It all worked out, and I was able to keep my yard the way I like it. I have nothing but good things to say about the City of San Antonio planning department and code enforcement people.

These are some of the plants we are growing in our yard. There are some more photos available on a blog entry I made on September 17. I have identified the plants under each photo, and there is a list of unpictured plants at the bottom of this blog entry.

Day Lily

20th Century Asian Pear

Vinca Major, Day Lilies, Esperanza, Canna Lily, and Red Knockout Rose, Caroline Hairston Rose, Hever Castle Buddleia

Castor Bean, Day Lilies, Ornamental Grass (don't know name), Cleome, Germander

Caladiums in background, coleus in foreground


Queen's wreath, also called coral vine
golden crownbeard, queen's wreath, yellow and orange lantana, portulaca (in blue container), vinca major, 4 o'clocks, huisache tree upper right corner


from spring - not flowering now: geraniums, pansies, violas, purple spider wort

Anagua Tree in flower (spring)

Queen's wreath, mealy blue sage, 2nd variety of salvia (name unknown), Mexican honesuckle, Pride of Barbados (not flowering now)

Some other plants that are not pictured:

Anna apple
Ein Shemer apple
3 varieties of dwarf peach
semi-dwarf Spring gold peach tree
LeConte pear tree
Celeste fig tree
3 Wonderful pomegranite shrubs
several loquat trees - they were here when we bought the place
Persian Mulberry
common mulberry
5 Chinese photinia shrubs
8 white Indian hawthorne shrubs
8 Japanes ligustrum shrubs
olive tree
8 abelia shrubs
9 vetiver plants planted as privacy screen
6 sophora shrub/trees (Texas mountain laurel)
4 elm trees
2 oak trees
2 rain trees (will probably remove)
4 chinaberry trees (will probably remove all but 1)
star jasmine
night blooming jasmine
Fanick's perennial phlox
Souvenir de la Malmaison rose bush
Mutalis rose bush
unidentified rose bush grown from cutting from rose bush at corner of Lewis & Howard St
pink Knockout rose bush
Bolero rose bush
The Fairy rose bush
unidentified rose bush grown from cutting from rose bush on Bois D'arc St in Lockhart TX
Maggie rose bush
Mademoiselle de Sombreuil rose bush
Blush Noisette rose bush
Cecile Brunner rose bush
Gruss an Aachen rose bush
6 florida jessamine shrubs
kitchen herbs: basil, rosemary, cilantro, thyme, parsley, sage, Greek oregano, common oregano, spearmint, winter mint, catnip, chives
bay tree
Meyer lemon tree
jalepeno and ancho chiles
chile pequin
nardo, also called tuberose
pink and purple ruellia
native pecan tree