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 November 13, 2018. As of Monday November 12 we have 38 clematis in bloom. Some surprises this week, with several clematis enjoying a last hurrah for the season. We have yet to have a freeze at the garden. Again this week, if you can only make a brief visit, head for Bed 20 of the Polish garden, where the autumn color of the companion plants with the rebloom of the clematis has the area boasting some neon colors.

 ‘Jolanta’ (lavender) and ‘Gizela’ (violet) add to the autumn color sonata created by  Fothergilla  ‘Mt. Airy’. Bed 20

‘Jolanta’ (lavender) and ‘Gizela’ (violet) add to the autumn color sonata created by Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’. Bed 20

 ‘Starfish’ is given a wonderful flurry of white in the Modern Garden. This was a chance seedling found in the garden of Polly Hill on Martha’s Vineyard. Mrs. Hill was one of many of Brewster Rogerson’s correspondents.

‘Starfish’ is given a wonderful flurry of white in the Modern Garden. This was a chance seedling found in the garden of Polly Hill on Martha’s Vineyard. Mrs. Hill was one of many of Brewster Rogerson’s correspondents.

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

 Josephine™ 'Evijohill' opening a few pale end-of-season blossoms.

Josephine™ 'Evijohill' opening a few pale end-of-season blossoms.

Josephine™ 'Evijohill', Liberation™ ‘Evifive’

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

Jolly Good™ ‘Zojogo’, ‘Killifreth’

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

‘Bieszczady’ (looks a little crapey)

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

 Bloom cycle number three for ‘Wildfire’.

Bloom cycle number three for ‘Wildfire’.

‘Wildfire’. Whites: ‘Gillian Blades’, 'Starfish'

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

'Blue Ravine’

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

  Clematis patens  ‘Komurasaki’ is unexpectedly back in bloom.

Clematis patens ‘Komurasaki’ is unexpectedly back in bloom.

Clematis patens ‘Komurasaki’

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

Nothing on bloom

Bed 4

'Iryu’

Heirloom Garden’

 Wild and wonderful autumn rebloom on 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6. Look at those lettucey bracts, would ya!

Wild and wonderful autumn rebloom on 'Duchess of Edinburgh' in Bed 6. Look at those lettucey bracts, would ya!

Bed 5

 ‘Jackmanii Superba’ has surprised us with this new burst of bloom in Bed 5.

‘Jackmanii Superba’ has surprised us with this new burst of bloom in Bed 5.

'Jackmanii Superba’

Bed 6

‘Duchess of Edinburgh’, C. crispa

Bed 7

Nothing in bloom

Bed 8

 Daniel Deronda’

Daniel Deronda’

 'Daniel Deronda’,

Bed 9

Nothing in bloom

Bed 10

Nothing in bloom

Bed 11

 ‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’.

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’.

‘Sir Trevor Lawrence’ (best seen looking up from Bed 14),

Bed 12

‘King Edward VII’, ‘Lady Londesborough’

Bed 13

Nothing in bloom

The Front Bank

Bed 14

‘Princess Diana’

The Baltic Border

 ‘Ilka’ looking none the worse for a little rain.

‘Ilka’ looking none the worse for a little rain.

Bed 15

‘Ilka’, ‘Dubysa’, ‘Rahvarinne’

The Founder’s Garden

Bed 16

‘Jenny Keay’ (synonym of ‘Jenny’) scant rebloom, ‘Gipsy Queen’

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

Nothing in bloom

Old Poland

 ‘Kacper’ looking a little pale, but recovering nicely after being tidied in August.

‘Kacper’ looking a little pale, but recovering nicely after being tidied in August.

Bed 18

‘Kacper’,

Bed 19

'Niobe’ (covered with small flowers)

Bed 20

'Jolanta’, ‘Gizela', 'Sylwia', 'Anna Karolina’ (rebloom), ‘Danuta’ (rebloom), ‘Kryspina’ (one big new blossom)

The Beginners' Gardens

Bed 21

 Waleburg’ reblooms.

Waleburg’ reblooms.

‘Walenburg’, ‘The Predident’ (smaller than normal)

Bed 22: 

Nothing in bloom

The Hedges

Bed 23:

Nothing in bloom

Bed 24:

Nothing in bloom

Test Garden

 Usually by the time the always late-season  Clematis lasiandra  starts to bloom the pollinators have gone to bed for the winter. This year, because of our longer period of fine weather, we have domestic honeybees still on the job. We hope for seed this year.

Usually by the time the always late-season Clematis lasiandra starts to bloom the pollinators have gone to bed for the winter. This year, because of our longer period of fine weather, we have domestic honeybees still on the job. We hope for seed this year.

I C. lasiandra HJM 14234 (Hinkley collection from Hubei)

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’, C. c. ‘Wisley Cream’, C. c. ‘Ourika Valley’, C. c. var purpurascens ‘Freckles’ and ‘Lansdowne Gem’, C. cirrhosa var. balearica and C. c. var balearica ‘Early Times’.

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

All have been cut back.

Greenhouse Stumpery

 This specimen of  C. otophora  came to us via Far Reaches Farm. They collected the seed in the wilds of China.

This specimen of C. otophora came to us via Far Reaches Farm. They collected the seed in the wilds of China.

Clematis otophora,

Troughs

Nothing in bloom

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

C. meyeniana (Far Reaches Farm collection),