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, May 22th: Clematis are popping open everywhere, and as of yesterday, we have 154 clematis in bloom (last week, 118). Other than 'Sharpie' at the end of Bed 16 the Atragene Group is resting, but the Integrifolia Group is well on the way—'Lord Herschell' was the first among them. 'M Koster' continues to be the only Viticella Group variety in bloom.

 'M Koster' (syn. 'Margot Koster'). The flower was held aloft for this image.

'M Koster' (syn. 'Margot Koster'). The flower was held aloft for this image.

  Clematis addisonii.  All of the clematis from the Virginia shale barrens are in bloom except  C. viticaulis.

Clematis addisonii. All of the clematis from the Virginia shale barrens are in bloom except C. viticaulis.

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

'Scented Clem' Sugar Sweet Blue™, 'Delightful Scent' Sugar Sweet Lilac™, 'Anna', 'Dorothy Tolver', 'Pink Cameo'

Row 3, Evison Hybrids

 Alaina™ 'Evipo056' showing unusually vivid color. One branch has wandered into Alita 'Evipo070' territory and grabbed that clematis's name tag, but don't be deceived.

Alaina™ 'Evipo056' showing unusually vivid color. One branch has wandered into Alita 'Evipo070' territory and grabbed that clematis's name tag, but don't be deceived.

Abilene™ 'Evipo027', Alaina™ 'Evpo056', Alita™ 'Evipo070'

Row 4, Evison Hybrids

 Bonanza™ 'Evipo031'

Bonanza™ 'Evipo031'

Bernadine™ 'Evipo061', Bonanza™ 'Evipo031', Cezanne™ 'Evipo023', Chantilly™ 'Evipo021', Chelsea™ 'Evipo100', Claire de Lune™ 'Everin', main aisle end of row: 'Lord Herschell'

Row 5, Evison Hybrids

 Diamantina™ 'Evipo039'

Diamantina™ 'Evipo039'

Corinne™ 'Evipo063',  Diamantina™ 'Evipo039', Diana's Delight™ 'Evipo026'

Row 6, Evison Hybrids

 Josephine™ 'Evijohill'

Josephine™ 'Evijohill'

Fleuri™ 'Evipo042', Giselle™ 'Evipo051', Hyde Hall™ 'Evipo009', Josephine™ 'Evijohill', Liberation™ 'Evifive', Marta™ 'Evipo071', '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.

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

Row 8, Large-flowered typically double cultivars

 'Blue Light'

'Blue Light'

'Blue Light', Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'Pafar',

 Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'PAFAR'

Patricia Ann Fretwell™ 'PAFAR'

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

 Nothing in bloom

Row 10, Szczepan Marczynski Hybrids

'Jerzy Popieluszko'

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

 'Wildfire' is of the style of 'Mrs N Thompson', but perhaps even showier!

'Wildfire' is of the style of 'Mrs N Thompson', but perhaps even showier!

'Wildfire', 'Bambino', 'Gillian Blades'

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

'Sunset', Vino™ 'Poulvo', 'Burma Star', 'Maria Louise Jensen', 'Perrin's Pride', 'The Vagabond'

Row 14, Lavender/Blue Large-flowered cultivars

'Blue Ravine', 'H. F. Young', 'Konigskind' Climador™, 'Saturn', 'The First Lady'

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™ 'Mystic Gem', Vancouver™ 'Fragrant Star'

 

Beech Tree's Garden

 'Elizabeth' with  Maiaenthemum racemosum  (false solomon's seal, a local native)

'Elizabeth' with Maiaenthemum racemosum (false solomon's seal, a local native)

Bed 1

  Clematis patens  'Komurasaki'.

Clematis patens 'Komurasaki'.

'Elizabeth', 'Brewster', C. patens 'Komurasaki', 'Toki', C. japonica 'Gokononosho' (you must part the variegated leaves to see the flowers)

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.

'Margaret Jones', 'Pinky', 'Tsuzuki', 'Toki'

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™), 'Iryu', 'Love Jewelry', 'Asao'  'Omoshiro', 'Utopia', 'Teshio',  'Red Star',  'Haru Ichiban', 'Tomoshibi', Clematis japonica var. obvallata, 'Oshikiri', 'Isago'

 'Tomoshibi' is blooming the first time for us.

'Tomoshibi' is blooming the first time for us.

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.), 'Daniel Deronda' (look up and into the 'Pokey's Pink' Ribes sanguineum), 'Jackmanii Alba' (look up above the the rhody)

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',  'Ramona'

Bed 7

'Lady Northcliffe', 'Lasurstern' (the display of these flowers are easier to see from Bed 15)

Bed 8

 'Elsa Spaeth' with the antique  Iris  'Gracchus'.

'Elsa Spaeth' with the antique Iris 'Gracchus'.

'Ville de Lyon', 'Daniel Deronda', 'Elsa Spaeth',

Bed 9

nothing in bloom

Bed 10

 'Guiding Star'

'Guiding Star'

'Gipsy Queen' (on fence), 'Guiding Star', 'Mrs George Jackman' (low on boxwood), 'Ville de Lyon' (look up in Duetzia 'Magician')

Bed 11

 'Countess of Lovelace'. Both of our blooming plants are in shade, so their bloom are not as double as they could be.

'Countess of Lovelace'. Both of our blooming plants are in shade, so their bloom are not as double as they could be.

'Nelly Moser', 'Countess of Lovelace', 'Beauty of Worcester' (on the driveway fence, slowly opening a fat double bud), Clematis spooneri

Bed 12

 'King Edward VII' with one of the new hanging name tags which will show up when a clematis blooms far from its in-ground name tag, and will disappear when the clematis is out of bloom.

'King Edward VII' with one of the new hanging name tags which will show up when a clematis blooms far from its in-ground name tag, and will disappear when the clematis is out of bloom.

'The Bride' (blooming toward the back of the Abelia x grandiflora where the next clematis is) 'Guiding Star', 'King Edward VII', 'Lady Londesborough', 'Countess of Lovelace', 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Bed 13

'M Koster', (and a good view of Clematis spooneri.)

The Front Bank

 To identify  Clematis coactilis , look for the heavy coat of white hairs on both the flowers and the underside of the leaves. Note how the leaves stay erect over the buds, and the flowers drop from between them as they open.

To identify Clematis coactilis, look for the heavy coat of white hairs on both the flowers and the underside of the leaves. Note how the leaves stay erect over the buds, and the flowers drop from between them as they open.

Bed 14

'Queen of Holland', Clematis addisonii, C. ochroleuca, C. albicoma, C. coactilis, C. fremontii,

The Baltic Border

 'Nadezhda' is first to bloom in the Baltic Border.

'Nadezhda' is first to bloom in the Baltic Border.

Bed 15

'Darius', 'Nadezhda', 'Vilhelmine', 'Luther Burbank' (low on clematis ladder behind Sambucus Black Lace™, also a great view of 'Lasurstern' in a variegated Kerria japonica on the Bed 7 fence.

The Founder's Garden

 Brewster Rogerson loved the Montana Group most of all. This is 'Warwickshire Rose'.

Brewster Rogerson loved the Montana Group most of all. This is 'Warwickshire Rose'.

Bed 16

 'Ai-Nor' is another of Brewster's favorite pinks.

'Ai-Nor' is another of Brewster's favorite pinks.

'Jenny Keay' (syn. of 'Jenny'), 'Esprit', 'Warwickshire Rose', 'Barbara Jackman', 'Ai-Nor', 'Huvi', 'Snowflake' (a selection of Clematis spooneri made in New Zealand), 'Fond Memories', 'Sharpie', 'Broughton Star'

The Steppe Garden

 'Tsunami Child' seen from the public pathway that surrounds Luscher Farm.

'Tsunami Child' seen from the public pathway that surrounds Luscher Farm.

Bed 17

On the trellises: 'Tsunami Child', C. montana var. rubens 'Tetrarose', 'Marjorie', C. montana 'Grandiflora'. On birdhouse post: 'Mayleen', 'Lord Herschell', Petit Faucon™ 'Evisix', Saphyra™ 'Double Rose', 'Miranda',

Old Poland

 'Serafina'

'Serafina'

Bed 18

 'Sympatia' in the snowball bush,  Viburnum opulus  'Sterile'

'Sympatia' in the snowball bush, Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'

'Serafina', 'Kacper', 'Sympatia', 'Westerplatte', 'Halina Noll'

Bed 19

'Mikolaj Kopernik', 'Agnieszka', 'Matka Urszula Ledowchowska' (at the feet of 'Bayse's Purple Rose'), 'Niobe' (in and around Osmanthus 'Nishiki'), 'Maksymilian Kolbe' (partnering with Viburnum 'Molly Schroeder')

Bed 20

 Looking through 'Regina' on her structure, one spies 'Matka Urszula Ledowchowska' decorating a variegated boxwood.

Looking through 'Regina' on her structure, one spies 'Matka Urszula Ledowchowska' decorating a variegated boxwood.

'Regina', 'Matka Urszula Ledowchowska'

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

'Arabella' x 2, C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman', 'Guernsey Cream', 'Hagley Hybrid', 'The President', one low-to-the-ground precocious bloom on 'Gravetye Beauty'

Bed 22: 

'Honora', 'Helios', 'Betty Corning'

The Hedges

Bed 23

'Gothenburg'

Bed 24

no clematis in bloom (but some of our best herbaceous perennial combinations are here)

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.

In the stock plants: 'Ozawa Blue', 'Lake Baikal', SW seedling 1, Clematis vinacea, C. crispa var. rosea, 'Barbara Houser', 'Thundering Cave' DJHC796

Winter Bloomer Garden

Clematis texensis outside south gate.

Greenhouse Stumpery

Clematis pogonondra var. pilosa

Troughs

C. occidentalis var. grosseserrata.