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Climbing Roses IV

Rosa ‘Blossomtime’ (O’Neal 1951) (‘New Dawn’ x seedling) – A large flowered (3.5″ across) climber with strongly fragrant pink blooms with a slightly darker reverse. These are borne throughout the season in small clusters. ‘Blossomtime’ can be trained as a short … Continue reading

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Clematis XI

Clematis EDDA (syn. ‘Evipo074′) (Evison 2014) – This member of the Boulevard collection is ideal for growing in containers on patios or balconies. It features lavender-purple blooms highlighted with a raspberry bar that are produced on new wood from late May … Continue reading

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Clematis X

Clematis SAMARITAN JO (syn. ‘Evipo075′) (Evison 2013) – A compact clematis bred for growing in containers or for use in small urban gardens. It flowers from May to September with single to semi-double blooms of silvery-white with distinct purplish-pink margins. Tolerates … Continue reading

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Clematis IX

Clematis ‘Voluceau’ (Girault 1970) – This French introduction is a cross of ‘Ville de Lyon’ and ‘Poupre Mat’ and features rich reddish-purple blooms borne from late June through to September. These are nicely contrasted by yellow stamens and mid green foliage. … Continue reading

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Unusual Fruits

Cydonia oblonga ‘Le Borgeot’ (syn. ‘ Meech’s Prolific’) – This heirloom cultivar is self-fertile and features fragrant yellow pear-shaped fruit covered in fuzz that is not palatable in its raw state. That said, it makes excellent jelly and is often added … Continue reading

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Elements of an Exotic Garden X

Thunbergia erecta – King’s Mantle is a native of South Africa and is generally treated  as a tender climbing shrub. It bears showy 3″ wide trumpet-shaped flowers that are dark purplish-blue with pale yellow throats, produced throughout the summer. This … Continue reading

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Clematis VIII

Clematis ‘Romantica’ (syn. C. viticella ‘Romantika’)(Kivistik 1983) – This seedling of ‘Devjatyj Val’ was bred in Estonia. The 6″ wide flowers open a black purple and lighten with age, and are nicely contrasted by the pale yellow stamens. ‘Romantica’ blooms … Continue reading

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