The Garden Forums

Dig In!
It is currently Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:54 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: hardwick hall white clems
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
white clems have a magic that is different. folks that visit the garden always love the whites.
here are a few of the white classics from my garden.


Attachments:
IMG_0050.JPG
IMG_0050.JPG [ 453.09 KiB | Viewed 1259 times ]
IMG_0986.JPG
IMG_0986.JPG [ 1.63 MiB | Viewed 1264 times ]
IMG_0248.JPG
IMG_0248.JPG [ 623.98 KiB | Viewed 1260 times ]
IMG_1035.JPG
IMG_1035.JPG [ 1.09 MiB | Viewed 1262 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
more whites from hardwick hall


Attachments:
IMG_0917.JPG
IMG_0917.JPG [ 1.75 MiB | Viewed 1260 times ]
IMG_1043.JPG
IMG_1043.JPG [ 1.54 MiB | Viewed 1261 times ]
IMG_1063.JPG
IMG_1063.JPG [ 1.43 MiB | Viewed 1257 times ]
IMG_0651.JPG
IMG_0651.JPG [ 588.48 KiB | Viewed 1259 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:05 pm
Posts: 24
Location: NB Canada
Debbie, there's an unwritten rule. You must post the names of clems when posting pics. LOL for those of us who need to know the names.

Joan


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
Very nice! How many clems do you have?

No names can be a good thing. It lessens the temptation to buy more. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Posts: 16
Guru, regardless of how many times I've looked at your photos in various forums, it continues to be a breathtaking experience. I also am partial to the whites. I just received Maria Cornelia from Brushwood this weekend and look forward to planting it. I've always loved your photos of Alba Luxurians, so it's on order as well. Please ID the one in the third photo.
Ths is my first post and I think I'm going to love this forum. I have to learn how to use it. I love the fact that formatting is available for text.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
primrose, the third one is guernsey cream. it is a great clem here in zone 5. i have several. it is an early bloomer that never disappoints. the foliage and vines are a little like asao, kind of a tin stem and a mounding clem in the first couple of years. but it climbs well as it gets going.

thanks for the photo feedback.

and i am , with you, very excited about having maria cornelia and looking forward to it's progress in 2010.


Attachments:
File comment: here is another shot of guernsey cream, up close. the blooms open up a pistachio color then go to creamy white as they mature.
IMG_0179.JPG
IMG_0179.JPG [ 567.29 KiB | Viewed 1262 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
Welcome to TGF Primrose. It's a friendly place, so enjoy!

My only white clem is Miss Bateman.

Did someone hang a sign to bring more clematis growers here? :wink: This is the most activity it has had for a while. Thanks for the pics!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:05 pm
Posts: 24
Location: NB Canada
I was just kidding Deb about the photo rule. Just nice to know the name of the beauties we're looking at. I have several seedlings of Guernsey Cream. Here's one of them.


Attachments:
Seedling of Guernsey Cream.jpg
Seedling of Guernsey Cream.jpg [ 81.58 KiB | Viewed 1647 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
That's a beauty. How many do you have growing along the fencing?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
that is a pretty guernsey joan. haha with names, was just being lazy. huldine is new here , year 2 with ernest markham.
m le coutre and alba luxurians of course.

shirukahime (need to spell check on that) is the translucent one that is shown first. watching us open tennis and a bad case of the lazies after a few hours bonding with the clems and tangling with the shrubs and nippers!

species recta with the PPE. we lovingly call it the "recta monstroso". surprisingly upright and HUGE.

marie b in there too.

i agree with the photo rule and thanks for reminding me.

and the off white one is clematis entel, a real favorite of mine that is really a pale, pale apple blossom pink. just a super clem.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Posts: 16
Thanks for the welcome, Luv2gardn. I can already tell I like this forum. I'm going to try to upload a pic in a few minutes. Hope I succeed.
Guru, all the whites are gorgeous. Guernsey Cream has been on my wish list for some time. Hopefully, I can acquire it by early spring. Ernest Markham looks awesome! I acquired one recently that will be planted within the next two weeks. I hope it does that well.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
primrose, wonder if guernsey needs a colder winter. i forget how cold you guys get down there.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:05 pm
Posts: 24
Location: NB Canada
I have a few more whites as well.
Planted a Huldine last summer (sunk in it's pot), but this year it was a no show. I dug out the pot to check, and the pot was FULL of roots, that looked good. I unpotted it, untangled the roots and replanted it. Still no show all summer. I hope it's just sulking and will put out some stems next summer. I also have Arctic Queen, Duchesse of Edingburg, Miss Bateman (that I just moved yesterday). Hope it settles in before winter and comes back. It was planted with a type III, and I moved it over to be with The President. Less pruning headaches next Spring, I hope. And lastly, got a tiny Maria Cornelia this summer too, which I planted on our new arbor and Rouge Cardinal on the other side. Also got my first flowers from a Mandschurica seedling this summer. Seedling of Marie Boisselot is the last pic


Attachments:
IMG_0544.JPG
IMG_0544.JPG [ 86.61 KiB | Viewed 1607 times ]
IMG_0537.JPG
IMG_0537.JPG [ 30.36 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
IMG_0526.JPG
IMG_0526.JPG [ 50.51 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
Marie Boisselot seedling 23-6-08.jpg
Marie Boisselot seedling 23-6-08.jpg [ 51.23 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Posts: 16
Beautiful photos, Bloomorelse. I love all the whites.

Guru, maybe I should do some research before ordering Guernsey Cream to see which zone it is suited for. Our temps get down to about 20 and rarely lower, but it doesn't stay that cold for a long period of time. Last winter seemed to be colder to me than usual, as I had to cover citrus tree too many times when it dipped below 25. I'd love to see the photo again of Guernsey C. growing on totem, or was that Alba L?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
the big guernsey is indeed the totem one. will post it. you can see how early it blooms in this shot, primrose as the trees are not even leafed out. if you get that cold, you may as well try it. put in your least protected, coldest spot away from house? just an idea. house area usually warmer?

and for you duchess of e fans, here is a bloom from this year...whacko! my coolest deformed bloom ever.


Attachments:
IMG_0580.JPG
IMG_0580.JPG [ 569.49 KiB | Viewed 1260 times ]
IMG_0241.JPG
IMG_0241.JPG [ 751.27 KiB | Viewed 1261 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
Beautiful photos everyone. Makes me want to go out and buy more! :shock:

C. Guru, that is one wacky bloom! It looks like you have a nice setting to live in. Are most of your clems around the border of your lawn? I just like seeing how people incorporate them into their yards.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
luv2garden
i have several clem areas on the 2 acres of Hardwick Hall. try to keep them within those and not start any new areas. some areas are growing however. surprising how any clems you can pack in a small area. i like them concentrated together to make chores easier and also to have some areas where you don't really notice i am a clem addict.

i figure i can easily add 100 to 200 more, and i am at 300 types now with about 400 clems total as i have lots of dupes (hard to resist a local bargain) and i like to plant a display with more than one sometimes. makes a difference.

you are in pacific n west? that is clem mothership area, great climate for them, no?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
You are a serious addict! :shock: I'd love to see a full shot of the area you have them in, if you don't mind.

I have very few in comparison and plan to keep it that way since I can't keep up with everything as it is. Or maybe I should get rid of some roses and just plant clems since they take less care. :mrgreen: Although the roses can take the mole damage better.

Yes, I'm in the NW. It's just a good gardening area in general. Not too hot or too cold. I grow a variety of things, picking up a new plant interest as I go along. I could grow a lot of clems if I wanted, but I try to resist. I got some posts in for existing clems, but I could add one to each post most likely. I may have lost Miss Bateman, so I'll have to replace that one if I did.

What exactly is Hardwick Hall? Pardon me if it's a dumb question.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
my last name is hardwick, and when we bought this house 20 years ago the goofy realtor got a brass sign and put it up near the front (luckily inconspicuous) that says "hardwick hall" on it. we left it up and make jokes about it. but i now call the garden hardwick hall as it is looking good after clearing most of the 2 acres (hubbie gets credit), and creating the landscape and garden areas. (20 years of mistakes and good things too!)
someone else asked recently.

roses are intimidating to me, and much harder than clems. rodents aside.

here is one i consider a white and not that common, otto froebel. a really nice early bloomer that i was shipped by chalk hill by accident a few years ago.


Attachments:
File comment: clematis otto frobel
IMG_0256.JPG
IMG_0256.JPG [ 503.04 KiB | Viewed 1262 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
Ok. :D I thought maybe it was some historical place. History was never my better subject. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Posts: 16
Guru, thanks for posting the totem photo again. This is one that inspired me many months ago when I saw it (along with your VDL photo.) Ever since then I've wanted to plant clems on a tree and I actually think I'm a lot closer to being able to do that now. (I have very few trees in immediate area of house.)
All of the photos I've seen of your gardens give the impression that you have much more than 2 acres. You've been very creative.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
primrose, everyone says that about it feeling like more than 2 acres. it is 2 acres, but for some reason has a bigger feel due to the different terrain and the multiple garden areas i guess!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
here is a sweet little white from my garden that i always forget to post about. clematis
Attachment:
IMG_0096.JPG
IMG_0096.JPG [ 749.96 KiB | Viewed 1257 times ]
albaflora. not too tall, vigorous. just right as a filler with other clems, remember it likes sun and drainage.
i like this shot of it mingling with perrins pride, a clem of incomparable matte plum color that is a must for the collector!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:05 pm
Posts: 24
Location: NB Canada
Oh, I like your Albaflora. Reminds me of Gazelle pics I've seen. Someone had sent me some Gazelle seeds, but so far the ones that have flowered are all purple. Was hoping for a white one.

This seedling that just bloomed for the first time recently reminds me of your otto froebel.

Attachment:
IMG_0843.JPG
IMG_0843.JPG [ 2.39 MiB | Viewed 1260 times ]


Attachment:
IMG_0844.JPG
IMG_0844.JPG [ 2.45 MiB | Viewed 1256 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
that seedling is very otto forebel like!
i hope to get seeds form mine next year and also from the albaflora. this is the first year i have collected seeds and i started late so my mid season prunings eliminated many seeds. both of these clematis were deadheaded or pruned. while there may be some albafloras to harvest this fall, otto frobel, as expected, did not bloom again.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pm
Posts: 1630
Location: PNW
I like how the stems and leaf edges pick up the color of the stamens. Very nice.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:47 am
Posts: 83
yes that seedling has a very interesting stem and leaf. the otto forebel i posted is a pretty flower, but to date a weakish plant. it has been in my garden since spring 08 and while i was happy with the flowers, the plant always looks peakish. it was a plant that chalk hill sent me in error....and i kept it. glad to have it but keep trying different things to balance it out and get a healthier looking leaf. but the flowers on it are superb.

that seedling looks very healthy. might go kidnap it if it were closer to me.......


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group Maintained by Rewired Media