Sunday, July 6, 2008
Clematis Gratis ...
A first for me, even with my vast gardening experience ! This is a clematis and it's going crazy out there in my flower bed. I have it wrapped up around a trellis that looks like a stained glass window. I bought the trellis in Kentucky, near Loretta Lynn's home, about 10 years or so ago.
These blooms are about 6 inches across ... it came up and got going so quickly I could measure it's progress on a daily basis. I love the maroon mixed with the traditional blue ... it also comes in a very light blue as well as a white. The second photo is what the blossoms look like in the winter and early spring ... they are actually it's seeds. Thank you, Wickepedia !
I read a gardening article recently about a woman who restored a farm. She had her clematis growing all around a huge, very tall corn crib. You don't know what a corn crib is ? Yikes ... I'll have to add that to my list. All in a days work !