Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chummy Clematis

I start most of my perennials from inexpensive little pots and wait patiently ( well sometimes not so patiently) for them to grow up.

My clematis have bloomed for the last three years but this year they are glorious. All the colors are twined together and are putting on a grand show.

The white clematis blooms about two weeks earlier than the purple and pink but she is still going strong.

Love how all three colors are mingling here.

The photo doesn't do the royal purple color of this flower justice.

This is new one I planted last year. I has a much smaller flower and it is shaped similar to a dahlia. The center is a very deep maroon and the color contrast makes a very striking color combo.

I once read somewhere that you have to have patience for perennials. It is said the first year they sleep, the second year they creep and the third year they leap. These were well worth waiting for.


Just Breathe said...

Haven't heard that before. Your pictures are beautiful. Enjoy!

Chatty Crone said...

Stella - you have a great green thumb - or shall I say purple! Wish I had one of any color! lol


Mimi said...

Those are amazing!!!
would they grow in warm, well HOT az?????
I hope so, if so I want some!!!!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Aren't they gorgeous!!! I love Clematis!!

Kelly said...

I love clematis! I have a white and a blue they grow so well adn bloom beautifully!!

~Country Lady~ said...

Your clematis are lovely. What a delight to get to view them. Hope all is well with you. Blessings.

Rettabug said...

Stella, these have GOT to be the prettiest clematis I have ever seen! I ♥ them all growing together...the colors of each one compliment the others. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! Definitely worth waiting for. I love the effect of the three colors mxing together.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers! I also have heard that about perennials. Thanks for stopping by.

Always Nesting said...

Those clematis are just beautiful! Love your flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and of course you can join the Ruffle Butt Club. :) We take only the finest ruffles around but don't worry, no checking your status, he he.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

They are just so pretty. I like how you combine more than one vine to twine up together. Very pretty and a great idea.Wow, does that mean we can get more clematis vines LOL!

Bearly Sane said...

Oh aren't they just delightful Stella ... such pretty colours and they do look wonderful together.
Love that saying ... hadn't heard it before. I'm not really good in the garden, that's hubby's area of expertise.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

~ Regan said...

Those certainly are beautiful! Is it a vine plant? I would love to have more color on the side of my landscaping- something I can plant and weed around, but not really spend a whole lot of time on.. I wonder if these would make a good fit? Do they do well in full sun?

maría cecilia said...

Hola Stella, your clematis are sooooo beautiful and healthy, they look wonderful in your garden.
Wishing you a happy Mother´s day!!
Maria Cecilia