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 23rd: There are 28 clematis in bloom, with the lovely overlap of the Montana Group and the Atragenes (C. alpina, macropetala, fauriei, koreana, and the like). We are having a bit of warmer than spring weather this week, and we anticipate a quick decline of certain forms that don't fancy sudden mid-80F weather in April. Also, we will add more pictures when then dry east wind calms. Nothing is holding still!

 'Bluebird' is putting on an amazing display this week.

'Bluebird' is putting on an amazing display this week.

  Clematis occidentalis  var.  grosseserrata  from seed collected in eastern Washington state. You will find it in trough #3.

Clematis occidentalis var. grosseserrata from seed collected in eastern Washington state. You will find it in trough #3.

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

'Elizabeth', 'Brewster'

Bed 2

Nothing in bloom

Bed 3

'Picton's Variety'

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

'Brewster'

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, C. albicoma,

The Baltic Border

Bed 15

Nothing in bloom

The Founder's Garden

Bed 16

'Esprit', 'Frances Rivis', 'Sharpie', 'Warwickshire Rose', 'Vera'

The Steppe Garden

Bed 17

On the trellises: 'Tsunami Child', C. montana var. rubens 'Tetrarose'. On birdhouse post: 'Mayleen'

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',

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

 'Bluebird' is better than ever this year.

'Bluebird' is better than ever this year.

C. macropetala 'Wesselton', 'Bluebird', 'Pink Flamingo', 'White Wings', C. macropetala 'Lagoon',

 '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', C. macropetala 'Lagoon', 'Pauline'

 'Pauline' on  Chamaecyparus  'Heather Bun'

'Pauline' on Chamaecyparus 'Heather Bun'

 

Test Garden

'Barbara Houser'

Winter Bloomer Garden

C. cirrhosa var. balearica 'Early Times', 'Pixie',. x cartmanii 'Joe'

 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, C. occidentalis var. grosseserrata.

  Clematis columbiana  var.  tenuiloba  bud.

Clematis columbiana var. tenuiloba bud.