Thursday, June 20, 2019

Clematis, Geranium and a Few More

I have an incurable affection for Clematis, specifically the small-flowered varieties. Early summer is when they begin showing off their blossoms so I thought I'd devote most of this post to the ones blooming right now in my garden. 

Clematis viticella 'Confetti'

The first blossoms on Clematis viticella 'Kermesina'

Clematis viticella 'Palette'

Clematis sp. nova

Clematis sp. nova

Clematis victicella 'Madame Julia Correvon'

Clematis viticella 'Alba Luxurians'

Clematis crispa

Clematis viticella 'Wonderful'

Clematis integrifolia 'Alionushka' clashing with Rosa mutabilis

Clematis texensis 'Haizawa'

Clematis viticella 'Princess Diana'

Clematis viticella 'Princess Diana'

Clematis texensis 'Etoile Rose'

The first blossoms on Clematis integrifolia 'Rosalyn'

Clematis integrifolia 'Rosalyn'

Clematis integrifolia 'Rosalyn'

Clematis viticella 'Pagoda'

Clematis viticella 'Pagoda'

Clematis integrifolia 'Inspiration'
Clematis florida sieboldii

The first blossoms of Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' with C. v. 'Palette'

Clematis viticella 'Venosa Violacea'

I also have a fascination with hardy fuchsias and hardy geraniums. My fuchsias aren't quite there yet but here are a few of my newer geraniums.

Geranium x oxonianum 'Laura Skelton'

Geranium pratense 'Double Jewel'
Geranium himalayense 'Plenum'
Geranium riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'

Geranium cinereum 'Jolly Jewel Night'

Geranium nodosum 'Whitleaf'

Actually 'Orion' (below) is a five year old plant that blooms once in spring. When the flowers are finished, I'll cut it back and it will produce a much smaller, fresh mound of leaves that look great until fall. This mound is easily five feet across and four and a half feet tall. It might be time to divide it.

Geranium 'Orion'

In other news...

NOID Water lily Flower

NOID Water lily flower
Thunbergia alata 'Rose Sensation'

Lychnis chalcedonica 'Pink'

Betilla ochracea 'Chinese Butterfly'

Agastache 'Bolero'

And now, the wide shots...

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

That's all for now. I hope you're all enjoying your gardens as much as I am enjoying mine.