Friday, July 1, 2011

I found my clematis!

Okay, I found it a few weeks ago while weeding, but I did find it.  I totally forgot it was out there, and frankly I never expected it to survive the winter.  Tootsie over in Red Deer has a beautiful Jackmanii clematis; and I read an article last year in Gardens West magazine about clematis on the prairies as well.  The Gardens West article suggested planting the clematis root at an angle, so that spring melt doesn't pool around it.  Between the two of them, I figured I might as well give it a try - it's a beautiful plant.  It's still pretty small, but it seems to be putting out buds.  Fingers are crossed. 

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