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, April 10th: We were down to one, but now the numbers start to climb. We have 18 clematis in bloom today (more than double last week's number—must be spring!). The show-stopper is still Clematis macropetala 'Wesselton', making a garland of itself in Bed 23. The weather has been grayer than sunny, for those of you keeping score, but we have had the odd bright hours. We had a major wind and rain storm on Saturday, but no harm done.

 Here's a surprise! Our first large-flowered hybrid in bloom, 'Omoshiro'. Alas, the slugs or earwigs have been at it.

Here's a surprise! Our first large-flowered hybrid in bloom, 'Omoshiro'. Alas, the slugs or earwigs have been at it.

  C.  x  cartmanii  'Avalanche' is in bloom in the greenhouse as it none too patiently awaits a special bed for the New Zealand species and hybrids.

C. x cartmanii 'Avalanche' is in bloom in the greenhouse as it none too patiently awaits a special bed for the New Zealand species and hybrids.

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

Nothing in bloom

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 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 in bloom

Bed 4

'Omoshiro' (flowers close to the ground)

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

Nothing in bloom

Bed 12

Nothing in bloom

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

  Clematis ochroleuca  is invariably the first of the SE USA species to bloom.

Clematis ochroleuca is invariably the first of the SE USA species to bloom.

Bed 14

Clematis ochroleuca

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

Nothing in bloom

The Founder's Garden

 'Frances Rivis' is more visible from the public pathway than from within the Founder's Garden.

'Frances Rivis' is more visible from the public pathway than from within the Founder's Garden.

Bed 16

'Frances Rivis', 'Sharpie'

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

  Clematis alpina  'Pamela Jackman' was a beautiful hot mess when it flowered in 2017, so after blooming it received a massive haircut. This year it is flowering on the shortened stems, right on time.

Clematis alpina 'Pamela Jackman' was a beautiful hot mess when it flowered in 2017, so after blooming it received a massive haircut. This year it is flowering on the shortened stems, right on time.

Bed 21

C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman', 'Markham's Pink', 'White Swan'

Bed 22: 

Nothing in bloom

The Hedges

 This young specimen of  Clematis macropetala  'Wesselton' was planted a year ago, and has settled into  Viburnum tinus  'Winter Bouquet' quite happily.

This young specimen of Clematis macropetala 'Wesselton' was planted a year ago, and has settled into Viburnum tinus 'Winter Bouquet' quite happily.

Bed 23

 'Constance' is constantly dependable.

'Constance' is constantly dependable.

'Constance', C. macropetala 'Wesselton', 'Bluebird', 'White Wings'

 'White Wings' is at the very north end of Bed 23, and very happy it is there, too!

'White Wings' is at the very north end of Bed 23, and very happy it is there, too!

Bed 24

 'Dark Dancer' is an introduction from Joy Creek Nursery. It's a good doer!

'Dark Dancer' is an introduction from Joy Creek Nursery. It's a good doer!

'Dark Dancer'

Test Garden

Nothing in bloom

Winter Bloomer Garden

 C. cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells', C. cirrhosa var. balearica 'Early Times', 'Pixie'

 We have Jackie Dougan to thank for our new plant of 'Pixie', planted last summer. We grow it, and other hybrids of New Zealand, in containers where we can control the drainage and soil pH.

We have Jackie Dougan to thank for our new plant of 'Pixie', planted last summer. We grow it, and other hybrids of New Zealand, in containers where we can control the drainage and soil pH.

Greenhouse Stumpery

Nothing in bloom

Troughs

Clematis columbiana var. tenuiloba

  Clematis columbiana  var.  tenuiloba  bud.

Clematis columbiana var. tenuiloba bud.