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, October 1, 2019. Although we are down to 104 clematis in bloom, some, like ‘Rhapsody’ in the Modern Garden and ‘Rahvarinne’ in the Baltic Border (Bed 15) are giving their best show of the season. Others, like ‘Kryspina’ in Old Poland (Bed 20) have been going non-stop for months! We are having a precipitous plunge into late autumn weather, with rain and cold nights, even though it is October 1st. The sub-tropical clematis have already been taken inside for the winter.

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

‘Starfish’ has saved its best flowers of the year for the end of the season.

‘Starfish’ has saved its best flowers of the year for the end of the season.

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

Neva™ ‘Evipo050’ is one of the last Evison hybrids carrying on the show.

Neva™ ‘Evipo050’ is one of the last Evison hybrids carrying on the show.

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.

Liberation™ ‘Evifive’, Neva™ ‘Evipo050’

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

Picardy™ ‘Evipo024’

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

‘Moonglow’

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

‘Joan Sanderman-Allen’ (single form), ‘Pendragon’,

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’, ‘Blue Pillar’ (rebloom), ‘Maria Sklodowska Curie’

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

‘Starfish’ against a blue autumn sky…it doesn’t get much better than this.

‘Starfish’ against a blue autumn sky…it doesn’t get much better than this.

‘Vistula’ (x 2 plants in bloom), ‘Gillian Blades’, ‘Gladys Picard’, ‘Starfish’

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

‘Allanah’ reblooming, ‘Perida’ (tiny flowers), ‘Voluceau’ (reblooming), ‘Rouge Cardinal’ (scant rebloom)

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

Vino™ ‘Poulvo’, Jackmanii Purpurea™ ‘Zojapur’, Vancouver™ ‘Deborah Dahl’,

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

The return of ‘Blue Ravine’.

The return of ‘Blue Ravine’.

‘Blue Ravine’, ‘Rhapsody’,

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

Nothing in bloom

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

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’.

Clematis terniflora ‘Variegata’, ‘Cat’s Eye’, ‘Roguchi’

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’, ‘Roguchi’ , ‘Rooran’ x 2 (reblooming), ‘Malaya Garnet’, Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis), Clematis terniflora ‘Variegata’, ‘Tamakazura’

Heirloom Garden

Clematis rehderiana  is soft yellow and fragrant. This species was brought into cultivation from China in 1908.

Clematis rehderiana is soft yellow and fragrant. This species was brought into cultivation from China in 1908.

Bed 5

Nothing in bloom

Bed 6

C. crispa, ‘Ramona’ (look up in the Euonymus ‘Silver King’)

Bed 7

Madame Baron-Veillard’ (on the wire fence), C. heracleifolia,

 Bed 8

‘Lady Betty Balfour’ x 2 plants, ‘Elsa Spath’

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,

Bed 10

‘Madame Eduoard André’, C. chinensis

Bed 11

Nothing in bloom

Bed 12

Much to our surprise, ‘Perle d’Azur’ is back for an autumn encore!

Much to our surprise, ‘Perle d’Azur’ is back for an autumn encore!

‘Perle d’Azur’

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’, ‘Gravetye Beauty’, ‘Duchess of Albany’

The Baltic Border

The colors of ‘Ashva’ are softer in the autumn, but what a beauty all the same!

The colors of ‘Ashva’ are softer in the autumn, but what a beauty all the same!

Bed 15

‘Fond Memories’ can be depended upon for a good autumn wave of bloom. This can be seen in the memorial pot at the south end of Bed 15.

‘Fond Memories’ can be depended upon for a good autumn wave of bloom. This can be seen in the memorial pot at the south end of Bed 15.

‘Tentel’ (reblooming), ‘Justa’, ‘Eetika’ (reblooming), ‘Dubysa’ (reblooming) ‘Kosmicheskaia Melodiia’, ‘Rahvarinne’, ‘Luther Burbank’ (best seen on the Bed 7 fence). ‘Fond Memories’ 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

‘Arabella’, ‘Warwickshire Rose’ (scant), C. stans, ‘Ai-nor’,

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Clematis tibetana  subsp.  vernayi  var.  laciniifolia  is in its glory now, and luckily does not seed around.

Clematis tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia is in its glory now, and luckily does not seed around.

C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. laciniifolia, Victor Hugo™ ‘Evipo007’, C. montana var. ‘Grandiflora’, Mississippi River™ ‘Zomisri’, Bill MacKenzie’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi ‘Orange Peel’, C. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi,

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’, ‘Sympatia’, ‘Halina Noll’ (reblooming)

Bed 19

‘Niobe’ (reblooming and looking more normal), ‘Jan Pawel II’ (look up in the north side of the apple ‘Hubbardston’s Nonesuch’

Bed 20

‘Anna Karolina’, Kryspina’,

The Beginners' Gardens

‘Alionushka’ blooming well on short sturdy grown after its Bastille Day hard pruning.

‘Alionushka’ blooming well on short sturdy grown after its Bastille Day hard pruning.

Bed 21

‘Bill MacKenzie’, ‘Hagley Hybrid’, ‘Guernsey Cream’, ‘Alionushka’ (just starting to rebloom after the Bastille Day pruning), ‘Arabella’, x durandii, ‘The President’, ‘Piilu’ Little Duckling™

Bed 22

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

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

‘Lambton Park’, ‘Venosa Violacea’, ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ (reblooming; pronounced “boo-show”), ‘Warszawaska Nike’, ‘Barbara Harrington’

The Hedges

Clematis rehderiana romping over the  Viburnum tinus  hedge and  Styrax japonicum.  On warm days the scent is intoxicating.

Clematis rehderiana romping over the Viburnum tinus hedge and Styrax japonicum. On warm days the scent is intoxicating.

Bed 23:

Clematis texensis,C. tubulosa, ‘Blue Bird’, C. rehderiana

Bed 24:

In “Patron’s Pot” C. florida var. flore-pleno ‘Plena’, ‘Pauline’ (reblooming), 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.

We’ll leave this picture up, but the Test Garden, with one or two late blooming exceptions, is now being cut back for maintenance.

Winter Bloomer Garden

C. cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’, C. cirrhosa ‘Ourika Valley’, C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens ‘Freckles’, C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens ‘Lansdowne Gem’

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

‘Aureolin’, 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

Now inside for the winter: 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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‘White Heart’ bred in Germany, is reblooming. ‘Lord Herschell’ from the UK, Sugar Sweet Blue™ ‘Scented Clem’ from Ton Hannink’s breeding program in Holland, and a Clematis koreana selection.