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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clematis Blooms

In May 2010, I planted a clematis in the garden.  It grew, but did not bloom in 2010.

In July 2011, the clematis was included in my crispy report.  It did not look good.  I started watching it extra closely; gave it more water and mulched its roots really well.

Imagine my surprise to find it is blooming!


One bloom.


Two bloom.


Yea!!!

11 comments:

  1. Looks much better than mine. Mine are burned to a crisp.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. It's a nice surprise indeed. Very pretty color.

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  3. Hooray for the blooms! I've found that clematis really take patience. Hopefully, you'll have even more blooms next year.

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  4. Hooray for your persistence! I'm glad you kept at it....what a lovely bloom. Next year---A dozen!!
    :)

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  5. Yes, I've had clematis be slow to start blooming before. I'm glad you persevered.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am pleased that after 3 days in a row of burning something, the neighbors have either stopped or taken a break from it. Two nights ago, I enjoyed getting some gardening done, but last night, I was too tired, but was able to sit outside and do some reading. Right now, I'm listening to the President, but may go out a for awhile later.

    We sure have been having some nice weather! I hope you are, too.

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  6. How beautiful is that? What a lovely surprise, so happy for you! Yea!!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  7. I never had them take their time to bloom, but I bet it was cooling their roots with mulch that caused them to bloom. They are finicky about their root temps. I always suggest planting another plant to shade their base, which it looks like you already did.

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  8. They do love there feet in the shade and their heads in the sun!

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  9. Congrats on your resolve and patience. I would of written her off and started anew.

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  10. Awesome!! I have been surprised at what is starting to bloom here too since the cooler weather has arrived. Have seen one cosmo all summer, and now they are really taking off. Better late than never I'd say!

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