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 Tuesday, September 10 2019. We have 160 clematis in bloom, and we begin the slow decline in numbers in bloom until we get down to about 10 in January and February. But let’s not think of that now! Lots of rebloom happening and the year of “phoenix clematis” continues with the return of a two-years gone ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ (mistakenly listed last week as ‘Jackmanii Alba’).

We probably say this every year, but ‘Blue Ravine’ is one of the best large-flowered clematis for autumn color. Modern Garden Row 14.

We probably say this every year, but ‘Blue Ravine’ is one of the best large-flowered clematis for autumn color. Modern Garden Row 14.

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ is an antique clematis from 1912, flowering late this year because we haven’t had much summer heat.

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ is an antique clematis from 1912, flowering late this year because we haven’t had much summer heat.

An ethereal combination on the Front Bank (Bed 14), ‘Gravetye Beauty’ floating over  Euphorbia rigida .

An ethereal combination on the Front Bank (Bed 14), ‘Gravetye Beauty’ floating over Euphorbia rigida.

The Modern Garden

‘Sweet Summer Love’, by Polish breeder Szczepan Marczynski, still going strong. This is a macro-lens image.

‘Sweet Summer Love’, by Polish breeder Szczepan Marczynski, still going strong. This is a macro-lens image.

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

Evison Hybrids

Diana’s Delight™ ‘Evipi076’ is having a second round of blooms, just as lovely as those in the spring.

Diana’s Delight™ ‘Evipi076’ is having a second round of blooms, just as lovely as those in the spring.

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

Nothing in bloom

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

Cherokee™ ‘Evipo041’

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

Diamantina™ ‘Evipo039’ (x 2 plants), Diana’s Delight™ ‘Evipo076’,

Row 6, Evison Hybrids.

Liberation™ ‘Evifive’, Neva™ ‘Evipo050’

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Versailles™ ‘Evipo025’

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

‘Multi Blue’

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

Barry Fretwell’s most excellent ‘Radiance’.

Barry Fretwell’s most excellent ‘Radiance’.

‘Joan Sanderman-Allen’ (single form), ‘Little Bas’, ‘Mrs. T. Lundell’, ‘Pendragon’, ‘Radiance’, ‘Ruby Wedding’

Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

Hybrids from Szczepan Marczynski, are showing off in Rows 10 and 11. ‘Vistula’ has been stunning us for weeks. It is quite a carrying color, attracting people to see it from the public path and the driveway.

Hybrids from Szczepan Marczynski, are showing off in Rows 10 and 11. ‘Vistula’ has been stunning us for weeks. It is quite a carrying color, attracting people to see it from the public path and the driveway.

Row 10 Marczynski Hybrids

‘Bieszczady’ looking luminous in its single form.

‘Bieszczady’ looking luminous in its single form.

‘Bieszczady’, ‘Morning Sky’, ‘Sweet Summer Love’

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

‘Vistula’ is joined by the rebloom of ‘Bambino’, which is planted about 8’ to the right of this image. They go where they want.

‘Vistula’ is joined by the rebloom of ‘Bambino’, which is planted about 8’ to the right of this image. They go where they want.

‘Vistula’ (x 2 plants in bloom), ‘Bambino’, ‘Gladys Picard’, ‘John Huxtable’, ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Starfish’

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

Our three specimens of ‘Hainton Ruby’ have taken turns blooming (and taken turns being in distress because of moles, or perhaps cussedness), so that the cultivar gives the appearance of having a long bloom period. But its more like tag-team wrestling…

Our three specimens of ‘Hainton Ruby’ have taken turns blooming (and taken turns being in distress because of moles, or perhaps cussedness), so that the cultivar gives the appearance of having a long bloom period. But its more like tag-team wrestling…

‘Allanah’ reblooming, ‘Hainton Ruby’ (reblooming), ‘Perida’, ‘Voluceau’ (reblooming), ‘Rouge Cardinal’ (scant rebloom)

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

‘Sunset’, Jackmanii Purpurea™ ‘Zojapur’, ‘Maria Louise Jensen’,

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

The return of ‘Blue Ravine’.

The return of ‘Blue Ravine’.

‘Blue Ravine’, ‘Horn of Plenty’, ‘Imperial’, ‘Kathleen Wheeler’, ‘Natascha’, ‘Rhapsody’, ‘Riviera’,

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

‘Carnaby’, ‘Fireworks’

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

‘Sealand Gem’ giving a good late-summer show.

‘Sealand Gem’ giving a good late-summer show.

‘King George V’ (pale flowers), ‘Natascha’, Rosalie™ ‘Donaros’ PPAF, ‘Sealand Gem’, Vancouver™ ‘Daybreak’ x 2, Vancouver™ ‘Mystic Gem’,

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

Clematis terniflora  ‘Variegata’ has burst into bloom in  Sorbus  ‘Ivan’s Belle’.

Clematis terniflora ‘Variegata’ has burst into bloom in Sorbus ‘Ivan’s Belle’.

‘Seeryu’, Clematis terniflora ‘Variegata’, ‘Pinky’ (blooms facing the driveway along the split rail fence’)

Bed 4

Japan’s  Clematis terniflora  is the Sweet Autumn Clematis, and fragrant it is!

Japan’s Clematis terniflora is the Sweet Autumn Clematis, and fragrant it is!

‘Spark’, ‘Odoriba’ x 2 (look behind the big Fuschia ‘Whiteknight’s Amethyst’), Clematis hexapetala, ‘Kahori no Kimi’, ‘Roguchi’ , ‘Rooran’ x 2 (reblooming), ‘Malaya Garnet’, Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis), Clematis terniflora ‘Variegata’

Heirloom Garden

Clematis glaucophylla  will flower well into September.

Clematis glaucophylla will flower well into September.

Bed 5

C. montana var. wilsonii (of hort., ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ (look up in the rhododendrons)

Bed 6

C. crispa,

Bed 7

‘Otto Froebel’, Madame Baron-Veillard’ (on the wire fence), C. heracleifolia, ‘Jackmanii’, ‘Kermesina’

 Bed 8

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ x 2 plants, ‘Mary Rose’ (syn. of C. viticella ‘Flore Pleno’), ‘Etoile Violette’, ‘Huldine’,

Bed 9

This fastigiate yew is not only the perfect exclamation point for the corner of the farmhouse, it is also the perfect backdrop for  Clematis rehderiana . Growing aloft like this, the clematis can cast its scent over the whole garden area in front of the farmhouse.

This fastigiate yew is not only the perfect exclamation point for the corner of the farmhouse, it is also the perfect backdrop for Clematis rehderiana. Growing aloft like this, the clematis can cast its scent over the whole garden area in front of the farmhouse.

C. rehderiana, ‘Henryi’, x jouiniana,

Bed 10

In the VIP (very important pot): C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’; ‘Madame Edouard André’, ‘Little Nell’, C. urticifolia

Bed 11

C. heracleifolia, ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ (best seen from Bed 14), C. morefieldii, C. glaucophylla, C. reticulata, C. pitcherii (from seed collected by Dr. John Wurdack and shared with Brewster Rogerson in the early 1990s, best seen from Bed 14),

Bed 12

‘Lady Londesborough’

Bed 13

‘M. Koster’

The Front Bank

Bed 14

‘Queen Mother™ ‘Zoqum’, C. addisonii, ‘Gravetye Beauty’, ‘Princess Diana’, ‘Pagoda’, ‘Lady Bird Johnson’, ‘Duchess of Albany’

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

‘Justa’, ‘Juuli’ (reblooming), ‘Eetika’ (reblooming), ‘Dubysa’ (reblooming) ‘Kosmicheskaia Melodiia’, ‘Rahvarinne’, ‘Jorma’, ‘Sizsia Ptitsa’, ‘Luther Burbank’ (best seen on the Bed 7 fence). ‘Minister’ in memorial pot.

The Founder’s Garden

How pleased would Brewster Rogerson be to see the species he championed,  Clematis stans , surrounding the Founder’s Garden sign?

How pleased would Brewster Rogerson be to see the species he championed, Clematis stans, surrounding the Founder’s Garden sign?

Bed 16

‘Carmencita’ (reblooming), ‘Arabella’, x durandii, ‘Esprit’, C. stans x 6, ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’ x 4, ‘Louise Rowe’ (reblooming),

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

‘Anita’ lolling about on the tutuer dedicated in the memory of Brewster Rogerson.

‘Anita’ lolling about on the tutuer dedicated in the memory of Brewster Rogerson.

C. tibetana var. laciniifolia, ‘Sundance’, ‘Anita’, Clematis hexapetala Mongolian Snowflakes™, ‘Golden Harvest’, C. ladakhiana, Petit Faucon™ ‘Evisix’, Saphyra™ ‘Indigo’ PP 17,012, ‘Miranda’, Mississippi River™ ‘Zomisri’, Bill MacKenzie’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi ‘Orange Peel’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi, ‘Sixten Widberg’

Old Poland

Croton alabamensis  is the anchor shrub for ‘Polish Spirit’, skirted by  Alstroemeria  ‘Pink Lemonade’ (a Joy Creek selection) and hardy geranium Patricia™ ‘Brempat’

Croton alabamensis is the anchor shrub for ‘Polish Spirit’, skirted by Alstroemeria ‘Pink Lemonade’ (a Joy Creek selection) and hardy geranium Patricia™ ‘Brempat’

Bed 18

‘Kamila’ in  Cyrptomeria japonica  ‘Black Dragon’

‘Kamila’ in Cyrptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’

‘Polish Spirit’, ‘Kamila’, ‘Izydor’, ‘Halina Noll’ (reblooming)

Bed 19

‘Baltyk’, ‘Niobe’ (reblooming and looking more normal)

Bed 20

‘Anna Karolina’, Kryspina’,

The Beginners' Gardens

The third wave of blooms for  Clematis alpina  ‘Pamela Jackman’

The third wave of blooms for Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’

Bed 21

‘Bill MacKenzie’, Wisley ‘Evipo001’, Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’, ‘Markham’s Pink’, ‘Alionushka’ (just starting to rebloom after the Bastille Day pruning), ‘Arabella’, x durandii, ‘The President’,

Bed 22

‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ always produces a fine autumn show.

‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ always produces a fine autumn show.

‘Helios’, ‘Lambton Park’, ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Princess Diana’, ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ (reblooming; pronounces “boo-show”)

The Hedges

Bed 23:

Clematis heracleifolia  ‘China Purple’

Clematis heracleifolia ‘China Purple’

Clematis texensis, C. heracleifolia ‘China Purple’, C. tubulosa Alan Bloom™ ‘Alblo’, C. tubulosa ‘Blue Mood’, C. tubulosa, C. heracleifolia, ‘Blue Bird’, C. rehderiana

Bed 24:

In “Patron’s Pot” C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’, ‘Pauline’ (reblooming), C. heracleifolia ‘Little Blue’, Clematis montana DJHC 594

Test Garden

Everyone’s visiting the Test Garden! Here a Gray Hairstreak Butterfly and a Yellow-faced Bumblebee share a blossom of a soon to be documented new species from the southeastern USA.

Everyone’s visiting the Test Garden! Here a Gray Hairstreak Butterfly and a Yellow-faced Bumblebee share a blossom of a soon to be documented new species from the southeastern USA.

Clematis vinacea, Coosa River collection, C. crispa ‘Rick’s Choice’, Clematis crispa var. rosea (Mariana County Florida), Big Piney River seedlings, Clematis versicolor (Humphrey County, TN),

Winter Bloomer Garden

C. cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’, C. cirrhosa ‘Ourika Valley’,

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

‘Aureolin’, C. vitalba, C. lasiantha (male), C. chinensis

Greenhouse Stumpery

Clematis otophora  will flower from July through October, and appreciates partial shade. Can you find the bee’s butt in this picture? Bumblebees love this clematis.

Clematis otophora will flower from July through October, and appreciates partial shade. Can you find the bee’s butt in this picture? Bumblebees love this clematis.

C. repens DJHC 8104, C. otophora (Far Reaches Farm collection)

Troughs

No clematis in bloom

Subtropical Shade Porch

Clematis alternata  lives in a large pot, moved outside in the summer. It is not hardy here (yet).

Clematis alternata lives in a large pot, moved outside in the summer. It is not hardy here (yet).

Clematis alternata, C. meyeniana

The Antipodes

The little karst where  Clematis marmaria  lives. As leaves fall we will crush them to provide some organic matter, much the way =the plants in the wild would catch some nutrition in the crevices where it lives.

The little karst where Clematis marmaria lives. As leaves fall we will crush them to provide some organic matter, much the way =the plants in the wild would catch some nutrition in the crevices where it lives.

Nothing in bloom

The Egg

The Egg has been planted with clematis cultivars from all over the world, a celebration of the far reaching influence of the genus in horticulture. Countries include: Canada, USA, UK, Holland, Russia, New Zealand, Poland, and more.

The Egg has been planted with clematis cultivars from all over the world, a celebration of the far reaching influence of the genus in horticulture. Countries include: Canada, USA, UK, Holland, Russia, New Zealand, Poland, and more.

Artist James Henderson has donated a handsome structure he created using the proportions of a Fabergé egg, hence we call in The Egg. It occupies the foundation of the long gone Luscher Farm silo. Watch this space as the clematis settle in and begin an international chorus.

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‘Aotearoa’ bred in New Zealand by Alister Keay; the name is the Maori name for their country, Land of the Long White Cloud. ‘Sprinkles’, bred in the USA, ‘Lord Herschell’ from the UK, Sugar Sweet Blue™ ‘Scented Clem’ from Ton Hannink’s breeding program in Holland, and a Clematis koreana selection.