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 never missed producing beautiful fragrant flowers every summer, albeit, once … Continue reading Companion Plants

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 fragrance that is so breathtaking.  It is a mix of … Continue reading Clematis Montana