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 July 3rd: 271 clematis in bloom as of today. The Modern Garden is  in as full a bloom as it has been since being planted three years ago, and the strawberries are all ripe. Come gaze and graze!

 'Sarabande' has a visitor.

'Sarabande' has a visitor.

 '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

  'Chatsworth' and 'Cornish Spirit' have joined forces.

 'Chatsworth' and 'Cornish Spirit' have joined forces.

'Aotearoa', 'Chatsworth', 'Cornish Spirit', 'Dark Eyes', I am™ Lady Q 'Zoiamladyq'

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

 In Row 2 'Tim's Passion' and 'Vitiwester' are flowering together.

In Row 2 'Tim's Passion' and 'Vitiwester' are flowering together.

'Sodertalje', 'Tim's Passion', C. viticella 'Lisboa', 'Vitiwester' (syn. Burning Love™), 'Pink Cameo' (reblooming), 'Pink Fantasy',

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

 Avant-Garde™ 'Evipo033' is utterly charming with its pink powder-puff center. There isn't another clematis like it!

Avant-Garde™ 'Evipo033' is utterly charming with its pink powder-puff center. There isn't another clematis like it!

 Alita™ 'Evipo070', Amethyst Beauty™ 'Evipo043', Avant-Garde™ 'Evipo033', Angelique™ 'Evipo017' (reblooming)

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

 Cassis™ 'Evipo020'

Cassis™ 'Evipo020'

Bernadine™ 'Evipo061', Bijou 'Evipo030', Bonanza™ 'Evipo031', Cassis™ 'Evipo020',  Cezanne™ 'Evipo023', Chantilly™ 'Evipo021', Cherokee™ 'Evipo041'

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

 After a brief break, Diana's Delight™ Evipo026' is back in bloom.

After a brief break, Diana's Delight™ Evipo026' is back in bloom.

Confetti™ 'Evipo020', Corinne™ 'Evipo063', Countess of Wessex (the)™ 'Evipo073', 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', Guiding Promise™ 'Evipo053', Josephine™ 'Evijohill', Liberation™ 'Evifive', 'Masquerade'

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', Rosemoor 'Evipo002', Shimmer™ 'Evipo028'

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

 'Kiri te Kanawa', 'Multi Blue'

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

 Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' has combined with Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087'.

Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika' has combined with Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087'.

Jolly Good™ 'Zojogo', 'Killifreth', 'Little Bas', 'Mrs T Lundell', 'Pagoda', 'Pendragon', 'Peveril Profusion', Princess Kate™ 'Zoprika', Rosalyn™ 'Zo09087', 'Ruby Wedding'

 'Ruby Wedding' flowering for the first time in the Modern Garden.

'Ruby Wedding' flowering for the first time in the Modern Garden.

 

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

 'Mazurek' has found its way into 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'.

'Mazurek' has found its way into 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'.

'Blue Pillar',  'Copernicus', 'Jerzy Popielushko' (reblooming), 'Grunwald', 'Maria Sklodowska Curie', 'Mazurek', 'Oberek'

 'Copernicus'. Beautiful.

'Copernicus'. Beautiful.

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

 'Viva Polonia' is certainly exuberant!

'Viva Polonia' is certainly exuberant!

'Skyfall', 'Solidarnosc', 'Viva Polonia', 'Vistula', 'Little Artist' at the aisle-end of the row. (It was not bred by S. Marczynski, but we bought it from him!) Whites: 'Gladys Picard', 'Snow Queen'

Row 12, Red—Large-flowered cultivars

 'Rouge Cardinal' planted in a trio. The plant on the left started blooming first.

'Rouge Cardinal' planted in a trio. The plant on the left started blooming first.

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

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

 'Burma Star' is a perennial favorite'

'Burma Star' is a perennial favorite'

'Sunset' (reblooming), 'Voluceau', 'Burma Star', Jackmanii Purpurea™ 'Zojapur', 'Sarabande'

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', 'Natascha', 'Sally Cadge', 'Silver Moon' (reblooming)

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',

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

 Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous'

Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous'

'King George V' (reblooming), Vancouver™ 'Sea Breeze', Vancouver™ 'Plum Gorgeous'

 

Beech Tree's Garden

Bed 1

'Omoshiro' (in the Lonicera involocrata)

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

 'Chirifu', 'Hakure', 'Ozawa Blue', 'Seryu', 'Cat's Eye', 'Hayate', 'Shikou'

Bed 4

  Clematis hexapetala  (syn.  C. angustifolia ) takes a turn at representing the charm of Japanese native clematis.

Clematis hexapetala (syn. C. angustifolia) takes a turn at representing the charm of Japanese native clematis.

'Shikon', 'Omoshiro' (reblooming up in the magnolia), Aphrodite™ 'Aphrodite Elegafuma', 'Edomurasaki' (reblooming), 'Odoriba'  x2 (in Fuchsia 'Whiteknights Amethyst' and in Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue') 'Spark', 'The Velvet',  Clematis hexapetala, 'Roguchi' x 2, 'Tamakasura' 'Kahori no Kimi'

Heirloom Garden

Bed 5

 'Nelly Moser' 1897.

'Nelly Moser' 1897.

C. campaniflora, 'Nelly Moser'

Bed 6

Clematis crispa

Bed 7

 'Collette Deville'

'Collette Deville'

'Lady Northcliffe', 'Collette Deville', 'Lasurstern' (reblooming, visible from Bed 15) 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', C. x diversifolia 'Hendersonii', 'Etoile Violette', 'Daniel Deronda', C. integrifolia, C. x diversifolia 'Eriostemon', C. viticella 'Flore-Pleno' (syn. 'Mary Rose'), x jouiniana 'Praecox', 'Huldine' (visible from bed 9)

Bed 9

'Madame Edouard André', Clematis viticella

Bed 10

'Star of India' (wedged up high between a Clethra alternata and Sambucus Gold Lace™), C. heracleifolia, 'Perle d'Azur', Clematis florida var. flore-pleno 'Plena' (in VIP—very important pot) 'Mrs George Jackman' (low on boxwood), C C. integrifolia, 'Ville de Lyon', 'Little Nell', 'Minuet' and 'Alba Luxurians' (both visible from bed 16), 'Venosa Violacea', Clematis recta, C. urticifolia, 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Bed 11

 'Etoile Violette', C. urticifolia, C.heracleifolia,  'Ville de Lyon' (best seen from bed 14), 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', Clematis viticella, C. glaucophylla,

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', Clematis crispa, 'Countess of Lovelace' (reblooming)

Bed 13

 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', 'Kermesina', 'Minuet'

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, 'Pagoda', 'Lady Bird Johnson', Queen Mother™ 'Zoqum', 'Princess Diana', Clematis versicolor x 2, Savannah™ 'Evipo015', Clematis versicolor, 'Sir Trevor Lawrence', Clematis integrifolia, Mongolian Bells™ strain—white,

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', 'Kaaru', 'Kommeri', 'Eetika', 'Juuli', 'Darius', 'Jorma', 'Romantika', C. x diversifolia 'Olgae', 'Ilka', 'Rahvarinne', 'Dubysa', 'Semu', 'Ashva', 'Stasik', 'Mikelite', 'Viola' x 2, 'Negritianka', 'Pamiat Serdsta', 'Iubeleinyi-70', 'Fond Memories' in memorial pot. 'Sizaia Ptitsa' as groundcover, 'Warszawska Nike' and 'Blekitny Aniol' (syn. Blue Angel™) open on the arbor.

The Founder's Garden

 'Ai-Nor'.

'Ai-Nor'.

Bed 16

 'Carmencita', 'Arabella' x 2, 'Esprit', x durandii, 'Duchess of Waverly', C. stans x 7,  'Paul Farges', 'Rüütel', 'Ai-Nor' (reblooming), 'Louise Rowe' (single, reblooming) 'Huvi', 'Caroline', 'Fond Memories' x 2, 'Gipsy Queen' 'Honcho', 'Sharpie' (reblooming)

The Steppe Garden

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

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

Bed 17

 'Lathkill Dale', named for one of the scenic areas of Derbyshire.

'Lathkill Dale', named for one of the scenic areas of Derbyshire.

'Skylark' x 2, Clematis tibetana var. laciniifolia, 'Sundance', C. x diversifolia 'Blue Boy' x 2, 'Anita', 'Lathkill Dale', Petit Faucon™ 'Evisix', C. hexapetala 'Mongolian Snowflakes', 'Coerulea', C. integrifolia (wild collected in Kazakhstan by Denver Botanic Garden), Victor Hugo™ 'Evipo007', C. recta 'Purpurea Select', 'Pangbourne Pink' (in very far corner of this garden), Inspiration™ 'Zoin', 'Heather Herschell', 'Bill MacKenzie', Saphyra™ 'Double Rose', Saphyra™ 'Indigo', 'Miranda', Blue Pirouette™ 'Zobluepi', Pretty in Blue™ 'Zopre', Radar Love (seed strain), Blue Ocean™ 'Zo09045', 'Lake Baikal', 'Ozawa Blue', Mississippi River™ 'Zomisri', Blue River™ 'Zoblueriver', 'Swedish Bells', C.tibetana subspecies vernayi 'Orange Peel'

Old Poland

 'Kacper' in Bed 18' once again wins the "Iva Biggun" award, as 10" across (25 cm).

'Kacper' in Bed 18' once again wins the "Iva Biggun" award, as 10" across (25 cm).

Bed 18

 'Syrena' decorating  Lagerstoemia  'Burgundy Cotton'

'Syrena' decorating Lagerstoemia 'Burgundy Cotton'

'Syrena', 'Polish Spirit', 'Kacper', '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', 'Solina', 'Gizela', 'Kryspina', 'Monta Cassino' (not climbing!), '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

 "Princess Di" in the sky, with 'Etoille Violette'

"Princess Di" in the sky, with 'Etoille Violette'

Bed 21

 'Gravetye Beauty' fighting over the apple for support, with 'Walenburg'

'Gravetye Beauty' fighting over the apple for support, with 'Walenburg'

'Arabella' x 3, 'Hagley Hybrid', 'Guernsey Cream' (reblooming) C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman', 'Alionushka' x 3, x durandii, 'The President', 'Piilu' x 2, C. mandshurica x 2, Wisley™ 'Evipo001', 'Bill MacKenzie', 'Polish Spirit', 'Gravetye Beauty', 'Abundance' x 2, 'Walenburg' x 2, 'Emilia Plater'

Bed 22: 

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

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

'Duchess of Albany', 'Helios', 'Betty Corning', 'Prince Charles', 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' (pronounced "boo-show"), 'Venosa Violacea', 'Madame Julia Correvon', 'Etoile Violette', 'Princess Diana', 'Lambton Park' x 2, 'Minuet', 'Honora', Clematis integrifolia,

The Hedges

Bed 23

C. macropetala 'Wesselton', 'Bluebird' (both reblooming); Clematis heracleifolia, Allan Bloom™ 'Alblo'

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, species nova from Coosa River, Aniston Alabama collection, 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, Clematis versicolor (w-c Humphreys County, TN), species nova collection on the Powell River in Tennessee; Clematis pitcherii (wild-collected in Texas), an Atragene Group seedling from James Earl, Clematis pitcheri 'Blue and Creme',

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis texensis outside south gate. Inside, C. cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells', C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles', C. cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Lansdowne Gem'

Terrace (potentially invasive species grown in large pots)

'My Angel', 'Vince Denny', 'Aureolin'

 

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 otophora, C. pogonondra var. pilosa, C. repens DJHC8103

Troughs

Nothing in bloom