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, June 11th: 196 clematis in bloom today. We inch our way toward last year's peak bloom of 249 types in bloom the third week in July. Will we beat that number this year? And when?

We had a rainy weekend, but it left the garden refreshed. There is talk of rain on Wednesday, and then temps will spike upwards, or so they say.

The Montana Group has many fewer specimens in this week's count, but 'Jenny Keay' and the other doubles in the group look splendid. Our 'Thundering Cave' DJHC796 continues to thrill the noses of everyone within 50 feet of it.

 'Agneiszka' flowering with TBI 'Brazilian Holiday'. Sometimes the clematis and their companions make their own magic!

'Agneiszka' flowering with TBI 'Brazilian Holiday'. Sometimes the clematis and their companions make their own magic!

 'Princess Diana' begins her spill down the Front Bank, Bed 14.

'Princess Diana' begins her spill down the Front Bank, Bed 14.

The Modern Garden

 'Dark Eyes', with flowers slightly larger than pictures at Clematis-on-the-Web.

'Dark Eyes', with flowers slightly larger than pictures at Clematis-on-the-Web.

Row 1, Small-flowered summer bloomers related to C. viticella and C. texensis

 'Aotearoa' begins its long period of bloom.

'Aotearoa' begins its long period of bloom.

'Aotearoa', 'Cornish Spirit', 'Dark Eyes',

Row 2, Small-flowered summer bloomers + large-flowered pink cultivars

 'Pink Cameo' (probably should have planted this with the striped clematis, but it is so happy where it is, we'd hate to disturb it!)

'Pink Cameo' (probably should have planted this with the striped clematis, but it is so happy where it is, we'd hate to disturb it!)

'Tim's Passion', 'Vitiwester' (syn. Burning Love™) 'Anna', 'Pink Cameo'

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

 Amethyst Beauty™ 'Evipo043' opened its first flower for us this week.

Amethyst Beauty™ 'Evipo043' opened its first flower for us this week.

Abilene™ 'Evipo027', Alaina™ 'Evpo056', Alita™ 'Evipo070', Amethyst Beauty™ 'Evipo043', Angelique™ 'Evipo019'

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

 Cassis™ 'Evipo020'

Cassis™ 'Evipo020'

Bernadine™ 'Evipo061', Bijou 'Evipo030', Bonanza™ 'Evipo031', Cassis™ 'Evipo020',  Cezanne™ 'Evipo023', Chantilly™ 'Evipo021',

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

 Diamantina™ 'Evipo039'

Diamantina™ 'Evipo039'

Corinne™ 'Evipo063', Diamantina™ 'Evipo039', Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026', Endellion™ 'Evipo076', Esme™ 'Evipo048', at end of row: Filigree™ 'Evipo029'.

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

 Franziska Maria™ 'Evipo008'

Franziska Maria™ 'Evipo008'

Fleuri™ 'Evipo042', Franziska Maria™ 'Evipo008', Giselle™ 'Evipo051', Guiding Promise™ 'Evipo053', Josephine™ 'Evijohill', 'Masquerade', Neva™ 'Evipo050'

Row 7, Evison Hybrids

 Reflections™ 'Evipo035' is a relatively recent Evison introduction and a crowd favorite.

Reflections™ 'Evipo035' is a relatively recent Evison introduction and a crowd favorite.

Rebecca™ 'Evipo016', Reflections™ 'Evipo035', Sugar Candy™ 'Evione', Versailles™ 'Evipo025'

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

'Blue Light', 'Kiri te Kanawa', Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'Pafar',

 Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'PAFAR'

Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'PAFAR'

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

 This first of the year blossom of Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' has seven sepals! Quite an over-achiever.

This first of the year blossom of Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' has seven sepals! Quite an over-achiever.

Jolly Good™ 'Zojogo', 'Mrs T Lundell', 'Pagoda', Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika', Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087'

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'. One can learn a lot about Poland by looking up the clematis names. Did you know the scientist Madame Curie was Polish?

'Maria Sklodowska Curie'. One can learn a lot about Poland by looking up the clematis names. Did you know the scientist Madame Curie was Polish?

'Blue Pillar' (these first flowers are amongst the strawberries), 'Copernicus', 'Jerzy Popieluszko', 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'

 'Copernicus'. Beautiful.

'Copernicus'. Beautiful.

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

 'Viva Polonia' is certainly exuberant!

'Viva Polonia' is certainly exuberant!

'Viva Polonia', 'Little Artist' at the aisle-end of the row. (It was not bred by S. Marczynski, but we bought it from him!)

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

At main aisle end of row: 'Elegant Rhythm'. 'Rouge Cardinal'.

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

 'Burma Star' is a perennial favorite'

'Burma Star' is a perennial favorite'

'Burma Star', Jackmanii Purpurea™ 'Zojapur', 'Perrin's Pride',

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

 'Blue Eyes': not huge, but a clean, tailored, thoroughly pretty flower.

'Blue Eyes': not huge, but a clean, tailored, thoroughly pretty flower.

 'Blue Eyes', 'Horn of Plenty', 'Imperial', 'Konigskind' Climador™, 'Saturn', 'Silver Moon', 'The First Lady' (repeat blooming)

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

 We could have placed 'Andromeda' with the doubles in Row 8, but subsequent flowers will be single, and the red brushstroke more pronounced, so it is first in the line of striped and barred large-flowered hybrids.

We could have placed 'Andromeda' with the doubles in Row 8, but subsequent flowers will be single, and the red brushstroke more pronounced, so it is first in the line of striped and barred large-flowered hybrids.

'Andromeda', 'Doctor Ruppel', 'Kilian Donahue'

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

 Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous'

Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous'

Vancouver™ 'Sea Breeze', Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous''

 

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

Nothing in bloom

Bed 2

C. montana 'Odorata Trolleborg', 'Pinky'

Bed 3

 'Pinky' has been a dependable occupant of the split rail fencing in beds 2 & 3.

'Pinky' has been a dependable occupant of the split rail fencing in beds 2 & 3.

'Pinky',  'Chirifu', 'Hakure', 'Ozawa Blue', 'Red Pearl', 'Seryu'

Bed 4

 'Fairy Blue' (syn. Crystal Fountain™). It's looking quite pink for the moment—perhaps due to the heat?

'Fairy Blue' (syn. Crystal Fountain™). It's looking quite pink for the moment—perhaps due to the heat?

'Fairy Blue' (syn. Crystal Fountain™), 'Kasugai', 'Pinky' (in Hypericum 'Sun Gold'), 'Edomurasaki', 'Odoriba'  x2 (in Fuchsia 'Whiteknights Amethyst' and in Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue') 'Spark',  'Sanonomurasaki', Clematis hexapetala, 'Tamakazura', 'Kahori no Kimi'

  Clematis hexapetala  (syn.  C. angustifolia ) has fuzzy buds!

Clematis hexapetala (syn. C. angustifolia) has fuzzy buds!

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

 Our towering specimens of  Clematis montana  var.  wilsonii  (of hort) casts its fragrance all the way down to driveway to Rosemone Road!

Our towering specimens of Clematis montana var. wilsonii (of hort) casts its fragrance all the way down to driveway to Rosemone Road!

C. montana var. wilsonii (of hort.),

Bed 6

 The 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6 is covered with perfect blooms.

The 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6 is covered with perfect blooms.

'Duchess of Edinburgh', 

Bed 7

 'Collette Deville'

'Collette Deville'

'Lady Northcliffe', 'Collette Deville', Clematis viticella, 'Jackmanii'

Bed 8

 'Madame Julia Correvon' continues to decorate the  Euonymus  'Silver King' and western porch of the farmhouse. This specimen was planted in autumn 2006.

'Madame Julia Correvon' continues to decorate the Euonymus 'Silver King' and western porch of the farmhouse. This specimen was planted in autumn 2006.

'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Etoile Violette', C. integrifolia, C. x diversifolia 'Eriostemon',

Bed 9

'Madame Edouard André'

Bed 10

'Gipsy Queen' (on fence), 'Mrs George Jackman' (low on boxwood), Clematis recta

Bed 11

 C. urticifolia, 'Madame Edouard André', Clematis viticella

Bed 12

 The first flowers of 'Perle d'Azur' are quite large this year.

The first flowers of 'Perle d'Azur' are quite large this year.

'Perle d'Azur', 'Countess of Lovelace', 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Bed 13

'M Koster', 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

The Front Bank

 'Sonnette' basks in the sun of the Front Bank.

'Sonnette' basks in the sun of the Front Bank.

Bed 14

Clematis texensis Austin form, 'Queen of Holland', Clematis addisonii, C. ochroleuca, 'Sonnette' x 2, 'Princess Diana', Savannah™ 'Evipo015'

The Baltic Border

 'Darius' flowers from the ground up in the Baltic Border.

'Darius' flowers from the ground up in the Baltic Border.

Bed 15

 A melange in the Baltic Border including 'Iubelienyi-70' and 'Viola'.  Sambucus nigra  'Eva' Black Lace™ plays a supporting role.

A melange in the Baltic Border including 'Iubelienyi-70' and 'Viola'. Sambucus nigra 'Eva' Black Lace™ plays a supporting role.

'Entel', 'Tentel', 'Trikatrei', 'Eetika', 'Juuli', 'Darius', 'Jorma', 'Stasik', 'Rahvarine', 'Viola', 'Iubeleinyi-70', 'Vilhelmine', 'Minister' in memorial pot. 'Warszawska Nike' open on the arbor.

The Founder's Garden

 'Ai-Nor'.

'Ai-Nor'.

Bed 16

 The color of 'Chalcedony' changes with the light, just like the gemstone for which it was named.

The color of 'Chalcedony' changes with the light, just like the gemstone for which it was named.

'Jenny Keay' (syn. of 'Jenny') x 3, 'Arabella', 'Esprit', 'Duchess of Waverly', C. stans, 'Paul Farges', 'Rüütel', 'Ai-Nor', 'Huvi',  'Louise Rowe', 'Caroline', 'Fond Memories' x 2, Kingfisher™ 'Evipo037', 'Honcho', 'Chalcedony',

The Steppe Garden

 'Miranda' is the darker sister of 'Arabella'.

'Miranda' is the darker sister of 'Arabella'.

Bed 17

On the trellises: 'Marjorie'. 'Skylark' x 2, 'Anita', Petit Faucon™ 'Evisix', C. hexapetala 'Mongolian Snowflakes', C. integrifolia (wild collected in Kazakhstan by Denver Botanic Garden), 'Lord Herschell', C. recta 'Purpurea Select', 'Pangbourne Pink' (in very far corner of this garden), Inspiration™ 'Zoin', 'Bill MacKenzie', Saphyra™ 'Double Rose', Saphyra™ 'Indigo', 'Miranda', Blue Pirouette™ 'Zobluepi', Pretty in Blue™ 'Zopre', Radar Love (seed strain), 'Lake Baikal', 'Ozawa Blue', Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri'

Old Poland

 'Westerplatte in Bed 18'

'Westerplatte in Bed 18'

Bed 18

 'Syrena' decorating  Lagerstoemia  'Burgundy Cotton'

'Syrena' decorating Lagerstoemia 'Burgundy Cotton'

'Syrena', 'Kacper', 'Sympatia', 'Westerplatte', 'Halina Noll'

Bed 19

 'Niobe' glides over its host shrub to partner with  Viburnum  'Molly Schroeder'

'Niobe' glides over its host shrub to partner with Viburnum 'Molly Schroeder'

'Agnieszka', 'Niobe' (in and around Osmanthus 'Nishiki'), 'Maksymilian Kolbe' (partnering with Viburnum 'Molly Schroeder')

Bed 20

 One specimen of 'Danuta' has decided to climb this year.

One specimen of 'Danuta' has decided to climb this year.

'Dominika', 'Sylwia', 'Gizela', 'Kryspina', 'Danuta'

 'Kryspina'. We'd bet money there's some 'Madam Julia Correvon' in this lineage.

'Kryspina'. We'd bet money there's some 'Madam Julia Correvon' in this lineage.

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

'Arabella' x 2, 'Hagley Hybrid', 'Piilu', 'Alionushka' x 2, x durandii, C. mandshurica x 2, Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Abundance', 'Walenburg', 'Emilia Plater'

Bed 22: 

 'Venosa Violacea' with hundred of buds yet to come.

'Venosa Violacea' with hundred of buds yet to come.

 'Helios', 'Betty Corning', 'Prince Charles', 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), 'Venosa Violacea', 'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Etoile Violette', 'Princess Diana', 'Lambton Park', 'Minuet', Clematis integrifolia,

The Hedges

Bed 23

Nothing in bloom

Bed 24

  Clematis ianthina  'Josie's Midnight'

Clematis ianthina 'Josie's Midnight'

C. ianthina 'Josie's Midnight', Clematis recta

Test Garden

 'Thundering Cave' DJHC796 takes up all of Row 10 in the Test Garden. To smell it is to want it.

'Thundering Cave' DJHC796 takes up all of Row 10 in the Test Garden. To smell it is to want it.

  Clematis texensis , wild-collected, showing what is called the "Austin form' with a more bonnet-like shape and the pale yellow/cream interior.

Clematis texensis, wild-collected, showing what is called the "Austin form' with a more bonnet-like shape and the pale yellow/cream interior.

In the stock plants: SW seedling 1, Clematis texensis (Austin form with light interior) Clematis vinacea, C. crispa var. rosea, 'Barbara Houser', species nova collected on the  Big Piney River in Arkansas, species nova collection on the Powell River in Tennessee; trial clematis LAN004 specimen #1, Clematis pitcherii (wild-collected in Texas), 'Thundering Cave' DJHC796

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis texensis outside south gate.

Greenhouse Stumpery

 Bright green and yellow companions at the feet of  Clematis poganondra  var.  pilosa .

Bright green and yellow companions at the feet of Clematis poganondra var. pilosa.

Clematis pogonondra var. pilosa

Troughs

Nothing in bloom