What's in Bloom?

 

There's a lot blooming in the garden! See below for a complete list of this week's blooms, plus a map to help you find each theme garden and bed number. 

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Updated Wednesday, January 24: 7 clematis taxa in bloom, down one from last week. It seems Clematis cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley' is taking a little break, but it is active growth and new buds are forming. We should have counted forward from when 'Freckles' started to bloom. It has been in bloom for nearly four months. Monday an Anna's Hummingbird followed the curator into the greenhouse as the doors were opened, zipped past, and made for Clematis napaulensis, which has only a few flowers left. It's next stop was C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Lansdowne Gem' (a specimen awaiting planting weather), before it zoomed back outside.

Our false spring has given way to days and nights in the 40s (~4.5 to 9C), and the usual cold winter rain. This is our normal January weather, barring random acts of snow or clear dry cold with blistering east wind.

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica in bloom at last! Notice the ferny foliage. It is amazing that leaves so delicate can be so durable!

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica in bloom at last! Notice the ferny foliage. It is amazing that leaves so delicate can be so durable!

We don't usually include clematis inside the greenhouse in the count (it's kind of cheating, since the public can't get to them most of the time), but our two stock plants of Clematis napaulensis are still blooming. If the doors are open, our resident hummingbirds dive right in for the sweet nectar. Our outdoor specimen is working on a multitude of small buds—whether they open depends on the weather.

We don't usually include clematis inside the greenhouse in the count (it's kind of cheating, since the public can't get to them most of the time), but our two stock plants of Clematis napaulensis are still blooming. If the doors are open, our resident hummingbirds dive right in for the sweet nectar. Our outdoor specimen is working on a multitude of small buds—whether they open depends on the weather.

The Modern Garden

Row 1, Small-flowered summer bloomers related to C. viticella and C. texensis

Nothing in bloom

Row 2, Small-flowered summer bloomers + large-flowered pink cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

 Nothing in bloom

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 9, Hybrids from C. viticella and C. texensis

 Nothing in bloom

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 11, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids + White—Large-flowered cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

 Nothing in bloom

Row 13, Red—Large-flowered cultivars + Purple Large-flowered cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 15, Lavender/Blue—Large-flowered cultivars Striped/Barred—Large-flowered cultivars

Nothing in bloom

Row 16, Striped/Barred—Large-flowered cultivars + Late Adds

Nothing in bloom

 

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

Nothing in bloom

Bed 4

Nothing in bloom

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

Nothing in bloom

Bed 6

Nothing in bloom

Bed 7

Nothing in bloom

Bed 8

Nothing in bloom

Bed 9

Nothing in bloom

Bed 10

Nothing in bloom

Bed 11

Nothing in bloom

Bed 12

Nothing in bloom

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

Nothing in bloom

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

Nothing in bloom

The Founder's Garden

Bed 16

Nothing in bloom

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

 Nothing in bloom

Old Poland

Bed 18

Nothing in bloom

Bed 19

Nothing in bloom

Bed 20

Nothing in bloom

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

Nothing in bloom

Bed 22: 

Nothing in bloom

The Hedges

Bed 23

Nothing in bloom

Bed 24

Nothing in bloom

Test Garden

Nothing in bloom

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Freckles'

Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Freckles'

C. cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Freckles',  C. cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream',  C. cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley', C. cirrhosa var. purpurea 'Lansdowne Gem', C. cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells', C. cirrhosa var. balearica 'Early Times', C. napaulensis (inside greenhouse). All of our other winter bloomers are forming buds.

C. cirrhosa 'var. balearica seedling, named 'Early Times'. It flowers earlier than C. c. var. balearica, and the foliage is slightly more coarse.

C. cirrhosa 'var. balearica seedling, named 'Early Times'. It flowers earlier than C. c. var. balearica, and the foliage is slightly more coarse.

Greenhouse Stumpery

Nothing in bloom

Troughs

Nothing in bloom