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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Clematis urophylla opens after 9" (22.5 cm) of snow and temperatures down to 14F (-8C)

Clematis urophylla opens after 9" (22.5 cm) of snow and temperatures down to 14F (-8C)

Updated Sunday, March 5, 2017. With our curator on the road and no real change in the endless winter, there has, for some weeks, been little more to say. Clematis urophylla has continued to bloom in the Test Garden. C. cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells' is working on new buds, and should be back in bloom shortly. We hope to be able to show you Clematis cirrhosa var. cirrhosa soon, as the buds started in December are now expanding again. The Spring Border (Bed 23 & 24) show expanding buds on the Atragene Group.

Inside the greenhouse, all is more springlike, with the evergreen species and cultivars already opening: Clematis fasciculifora, C. armandii 'Snowdrift', 'Apple Blossom', 'Hendersonii Rubra', and C. napaulensis stock plants still in bloom, since November 2016!

The undaunted foliage of Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica as the snowload from the greenhouse slides behind its trellis.

The undaunted foliage of Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica as the snowload from the greenhouse slides behind its trellis.

 

None of the bed-by-bed entries below have been updated.

 

The Modern Garden

There you have it! The first snow of the winter puts paid to the 2016 blooming season in the Modern Garden

There you have it! The first snow of the winter puts paid to the 2016 blooming season in the Modern Garden

Row 1, Viticella Group

Nothing in bloom

Row 2, end of Viticella Group + pink Large-Flowered Hybrids

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, Double Large-flowered Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 9, Viticella Group

Nothing in bloom

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

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

Nothing in bloom

Row 12, Red Large-flowered Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 13, Red Large-flowered Hybrids + Purple Large-flowered Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 15, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered Hybrids + Striped/Barred Large-flowered Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 16, Striped/Barred Large-flowered Hybrids + Late Additions

 

Beech Tree's Garden

The Beech Tree's Garden gets a dusting.

The Beech Tree's Garden gets a dusting.

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

Bed 7

Nothing in bloom

Bed 8

Nothing in bloom

Bed 9

Nothing in bloom

Bed 10

Nothing in bloom

Bed 11

Bed 11 gets dusted with snow.

Bed 11 gets dusted with snow.

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

Clematis spooneri 'Snowflake' with (ahem) snowflakes. The conifer is Abies magnifica 'Nana'

Clematis spooneri 'Snowflake' with (ahem) snowflakes. The conifer is Abies magnifica 'Nana'

Nothing in bloom, but 'Chalcedony' has an opening bud that survived the ice and may surprise us.

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 Spring Border

Bed 23

Nothing in bloom

Bed 24

Nothing in bloom

Test Garden

The buds of Clematis urophylla have survived the ice better than the foliage has.

The buds of Clematis urophylla have survived the ice better than the foliage has.

The Terrace Walk

C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles', C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Lansdowne Gem', C. cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley', C. cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells', C. cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley'

C. cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley' bud on December 26, 2016

C. cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley' bud on December 26, 2016

Greenhouse Stumpery

Nothing in bloom