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, December 6, 2017: 19 clematis taxa in bloom, the same as last week (we include species, species varieties, selections, and hybrids in that count). The weather has turned clear, dry, cold at night, and WINDY. This is a typical pattern for the greater Portland area as winter high pressure sucks dry cold air from eastern Oregon through the Columbia Gorge to us. Luscher Farm, at 400' elevation and with no windbreaks but buildings, is a windier than normal site. Frankly, we'd prefer rain and 50F to dry, clear windy days at 42F daytime and freezing at night. We expect the buds remaining on the large-flowered hybrids will freeze-dry in short order.

Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream' has come into bloom this week.

Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream' has come into bloom this week.

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

'Wildfire' opening.

'Wildfire' opening.

'Wildfire' (flowers quite pale now)

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 blookm

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

C. montana var wilsonii (of hort.) (second blooming, just a smattering on the top),

Bed 6

Nothing in bloom

Bed 7

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'Jackmanii' rides again!

'Candida' (visible in the old magnolia, from bed 15), 'Jackmanii'

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

'Romantika' (flowering under a branch of the magnolia holding 'Candida'.

The Founder's Garden

'Fond Memories' can be counted upon to be one of the last large-flowered hybrids to stop blooming as autumn becomes winter. The greening of the flowers is typical throughout the clan of clematis with a lot of C. florida blood. They show the cold by developing with this "unripe" look.

'Fond Memories' can be counted upon to be one of the last large-flowered hybrids to stop blooming as autumn becomes winter. The greening of the flowers is typical throughout the clan of clematis with a lot of C. florida blood. They show the cold by developing with this "unripe" look.

Bed 16

'Fond Memories' on Chamaecyparus lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise',

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

 Nothing in bloom

Old Poland

We were hoping the weather hadn't ruined this, and thanks to the sheltering witch hazel foliage, 'Westerplatte' looks terrific!

We were hoping the weather hadn't ruined this, and thanks to the sheltering witch hazel foliage, 'Westerplatte' looks terrific!

Bed 18

 'Westerplatte', 'Kacper', 'Polish Spirit'

We have to give 'Kacper' an A for effort. The cold nights cause the quilling of the sepals, and when they do open, they're pale.

We have to give 'Kacper' an A for effort. The cold nights cause the quilling of the sepals, and when they do open, they're pale.

Bed 19

Nothing in bloom

Bed 20

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'Danuta' (flower color is quite vivid)

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

Nothing in bloom

Bed 22: 

'Venosa Violacea' hangs on, proving why it is recommended for beginning clematis gardeners!

'Venosa Violacea' hangs on, proving why it is recommended for beginning clematis gardeners!

 'Venosa Violacea',

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'. All of our other winter bloomers are forming buds.

C. cirrhosa 'Jingles Bells' had a brief rest and is now back in bloom.

C. cirrhosa 'Jingles Bells' had a brief rest and is now back in bloom.

Greenhouse Stumpery

Nothing in bloom

Troughs

Nothing in bloom