Friday, May 21, 2010

Got the blues?

My 1-year-old clematis (H.F. Young) is going great guns in the pot next to the garage. I just love the Wedgewood blue flowers. And the blooms themselves are quite large - over 6" across!

But really, the blue eye-candy above is just to get your attention for an exciting post. And it's NOT on this page, but on the "Plant Propagation" page. Please, pop over there to read an amazing tale of plants and portents. :-D


  1. These are so beautiful. I have mine coming back from a die out last year. I think I will see blooms. Same color as yours.

  2. I grow mine in a large pot. They live maybe 3 years, then die. I'm almost tempted to grow them in the ground around the corner of the garage and train them forward, but they show sooo well in the pot that I usually just buy another when they succumb. I also love that they give me this early splurge, then bloom again later in the season.

  3. So I shouldn't be too frustrated that the one I put in the ground last spring off the deck ("How cool will this look covering the side of the deck!?"), and then got devoured by slugs last summer, made something of a comeback last fall, appeared to disappear over winter, and then has leafed out a TINY bit this spring. I'm guessing it's not going to top 6" this year, so I'm not going to stress over it. It gets no special attention, and no hope... (That's my secret tactic to maybe encourage it to want to live!)


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