Clematis Montana

Blooms But Once A Year And It's Worth It It's that time of year again: A time of colors and scents.  The unintended Clematis Montana (Clematis Montana var Rubens) proves itself of worthy for any garden again even though it blooms only once a year.  I can hardly see it's leaves this spring.  The pool... Continue Reading →

Clematis ‘Sweet Autumn’

Snow in Fall I've been doing my best to create a garden that have flowers from early spring to late fall, both day and night.  It's getting there but I don't know when I'll finish.  I'm not going to beat myself up for it since a true garden will never be done anyway; it just... Continue Reading →

Companion Plants

Rose and Clematis When I first planted roses in our garden.  I didn't realize that many local area roses bloom only once a year.  Where I came from, roses bloom year-round.  I didn't want to dig the once-bloomers out.  Nor did I think my ignorance should be an excuse to foreshorten their lives.  Besides they've... Continue Reading →

Clematis Montana

Flood of flowers and fragrance Spring wouldn’t be complete without the Clematis Montana (Clematis montana var.Rubens) blooming.   A sea of pale pink flowers draped on the pool fence and so crowded we can hardly see their leaves.  Not just the beautiful delicate flowers that make the Montana the desired climber for cottage gardens, but also its... Continue Reading →

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