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 Monday, April 22. Welcome to spring! We have 26 clematis in bloom, including in the new raised beds dedicated to The Antipodes, with clematis and companion plants from Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania. Bed 23 is the highlight now, with the Atragene section of the genus (C. alpina, macropetala, and hybrids) in all their glory. No montanas or large-flowered hybrids yet, but they’re close!

Clematis afoliata  in the new raised beds, The Antipodes.

Clematis afoliata in the new raised beds, The Antipodes.

Hardly a better  C. macropetala  selection that Jim Fisk’s ‘Wesselton’.

Hardly a better C. macropetala selection that Jim Fisk’s ‘Wesselton’.

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

Clair de Lune™ ‘Everin’

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 loom

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 on bloom

Bed 4

Clematis williamsii

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

Clematis macropetala  has been in cultivation since 1829.

Clematis macropetala has been in cultivation since 1829.

Clematis macropetala

Bed 12

Nothing in bloom

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

Clematis ochroleuca  adapts well to a regular full sun garden setting, and reblooms over a long period. Easy to grow from seed, too.

Clematis ochroleuca adapts well to a regular full sun garden setting, and reblooms over a long period. Easy to grow from seed, too.

Clematis ochrocleuca, C. o. ‘Bald Knob’

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

Nothing in bloom

The Founder’s Garden

Bed 16

Esprit’, C. macropetala ‘Mountaindale’

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

C. alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’, ‘Markham’s Pink’

Bed 22: 

Nothing in bloom

The Hedges

Bed 23:

C. macropetala  ‘Wesselton’ was the last introduction by renowned clematis nurseryman Jim Fisk, and is named for the village where his nursery was.

C. macropetala ‘Wesselton’ was the last introduction by renowned clematis nurseryman Jim Fisk, and is named for the village where his nursery was.

Blue Dancer, ‘Francesca’, C. alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’, C. macropetala ‘Wesselton’, ‘Constance’, ‘Frankie’, ‘Blue Bird’, ‘Markham’s Pink’, ‘White Wings’

Bed 24:

‘Dark Dancer’, C. macropetala ‘Mountaindale’, ‘Stolwijk Gold’, C. alpina ‘Ruby’, C. macropetala ‘Lagoon’, ‘Pauline’

Test Garden

Nothing in bloom

Winter Bloomer Garden

C. cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis cirrhosa  var.  balearica , with pointed sepals, a splash of speckles, and ferny foliage, is one of the prettiest winter-bloomers.

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica, with pointed sepals, a splash of speckles, and ferny foliage, is one of the prettiest winter-bloomers.

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

All have been cut back.

Greenhouse Stumpery

Nothing in bloom

Troughs

Clematis columbiana  var.  tenuiloba  from the western USA. The plants in trough #1 came to us via LaPorte Nursery in Ft. Collins Colorado.

Clematis columbiana var. tenuiloba from the western USA. The plants in trough #1 came to us via LaPorte Nursery in Ft. Collins Colorado.

C. columbiana var. tenuiloba

Subtropical Shade Porch (all have been moved in for the winter)

Nothing in bloom

The Antipodes

‘Pixie’ grows in a large pot adjacent the new raised beds.

‘Pixie’ grows in a large pot adjacent the new raised beds.

C. afoliata, x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’, x cartmanii ‘Joe’, ‘Early Sensation’