Savannah. Charleston. New Orleans. San Antonio. These colonial-era cities inspire the courtyard garden ideal: green and lush, with beautiful plants, pools and fountains, paved with stone, tiles or bricks, & protected by sheltering walls with gates that reveal a table and chairs for cocktails or an al fresco meal...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Plant Inventory

Whew! That took forever! Here is the list of ALL the plants on my property: front: side, and back courtyard.  - As if you really wanted to know -  I think the hot temperatures made me think of something I could accomplish at my air-conditioned keyboard, instead of working outside in the sauna. More about the specifics of my courtyard garden are coming down the pike...OK, back outside! I’ve got work to do!

Front Yard Plants
Stenotaphrum secundatum                              St. Augustine grass
Dichondra carolinensis                                   Ponyfoot (in grass)
Trachelospermum asiaticum                           Asian Jasmine
Ficus pumila                                                   Fig ivy
Quercus fusiformis                                          Texas Live Oak
Lagerstroemia indica                                      Crape myrtle (Acoma semi-dwarf)
Chamaerops humilis                                       Mediterranean Fan Palm
Nandina domestica                                         Heavenly bamboo
Pittosporum tobira                                          Japanese pittosporum
Fatsia japonica                                               Japanese aralia
Cycas revoluta                                                Sago palm
Caesalpinia pulcherrrima                               Pride of Barbados
Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'                                    Burford Holly
Agapanthus x ‘Elaine’                                     Lily of the Nile
Strelitzia nicolai                                               White Bird-of-paradise (as an annual)
Impatiens wallerana                                        Impatiens (as an annual)
Plumeria rubra                                               Frangipani (potted)
Rhapis excelsa                                                 Lady palm (potted)
Hedera helix f. digitata                                    Needlepoint Ivy (potted)
Guzmania hybrid                                            Bromeliad (potted)

Side Yard Plants
Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii'                                    Burford Holly
Cuphea hyssopifolia                                        Mexican heather
Ruellia elegans ‘Katie Blue’                           Dwarf Mexican petunia
Chamaerops humilis                                       Mediterranean Fan Palm
Plumbago auriculata                                      Plumbago, Cape leadwort
Caesalpinia pulcherrrima                               Pride of Barbados
Justicia spicigera                                             Mexican honeysuckle
Hamelia patens                                               Firebush
Russelia equisetiformus                                   Firecracker plant
Verbena x hybrida ‘Blue Princess’                  Blue Princess Verbena
Rosa 'Zéphirine Drouhin'                                Thornless Bourbon climber
Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’                               Gold Star Esperanza
Tecoma stans ‘Sunrise                                   Sunrise Esperanza
Ficus pumila                                                   Fig ivy

Back Yard Plants
Ficus pumila                                                   Fig ivy
Stenotaphrum secundatum                              St. Augustine grass
Dichondra carolinensis                                   Ponyfoot (in grass)
Cynodon dactylon                                           Bermuda grass (mixed in sunny area)
Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’               Alphonse Karr clumping bamboo
Trachelospermum jasminoides                       Confederate Jasmine
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'                         Dwarf Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'            Black Mondo grass
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’                    Foxtail asparagus fern (ground and pots)
Quercus fusiformis                                          Texas Live Oak
Washingtonia robusta                                     Mexican Fan Palm
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrids                        Tropical hibiscus
Philodendron bipinnatifidum                          Cut-leaf philodendron
Philodendron x ‘Xanadu’                                Miniature cut-leaf philodendron
Musa velutina                                                  Pink-fruiting banana
Monstera deliciosa                                          Split-leaf ‘Philodendron’
Asparagus myriocladus                                   Ming asparagus fern (potted)
Impatiens x ‘hawkeri’                                      New Guinea Impatiens (potted)
Kalanchoe luciae                                            Red paddles, desert cabbage (potted)
Syagrus romanzoffiana                                   Queen palm (potted)
Rhapis excelsa                                                 Lady palm (potted)
Cycas revoluta                                                Sago palm (potted)
Aloe striata 'Cache Bella'                                 Aloe (potted)
Hesperaloe parviflora                                     Texas red yucca (potted)
Plumeria obtusa                                              Singapore White plumeria (potted)
Zamia furfuracea                                            Cardboard palm (potted)
Stapelia species                                               Carrion flower cactus (potted)
Adenium obesum                                             Desert rose
Jatropha podagrica                                         Buddha-belly plant (potted)
Cyrtomium falcatum                                       Japanese Holly fern
Chamaedorea microspadix                             Hardy Bamboo palm
Odontonema strictum                                      Firespike
Alocasia macrorrhizos                                    Upright elephant ears
Chamaerops humilis                                       Mediterranean fan palm
Neomarica gracilis                                          Walking Iris, Apostle Plant
Bletilla striata                                                  Chinese ground orchid
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'            Variegated Spider plant, (ground)
Asparagus setaceus                                         Climbing asparagus fern
Nephrolepis exaltata                                       Boston fern
Nephrolepis biserrata                                      Macho fern
Phlebodium pseudoaureum                             Blue Rabbit’s Foot fern
Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’                   Silver lace fern
Hedera helix ‘Silver King’                                Variegated English ivy
Hosta ‘Blue Lollipop’                                        Blue Lollipop hosta
Potentilla neumanniana                                  Spring cinquefoil
Liriope muscari 'Aztec'                                    Aztec grass

N.B. I will update this list as changes and additions are made.

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