Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 03/31/09


(fuzzy) Pink Champagne Clematis, Early Spring Bloom, Part Sun

Last year Lowe's had all their Clematis on sale. I bought one of each and planted them all together, thinking it would be easy to care for them.
THEN I found out different bloomers have different pruning needs.
Oh, well.
So as they are blooming, I'm going to document, and plan on making the adjustments to make sure I can prune them and keep them happy, for many more seasons of blooms:)

Say hello to my first Clematis bloom this year:)
Miss Pink Champagne
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19 comments:

Deb said...

they are so pretty!

Darla said...

Very beautiful, similar to mine. Okay, I read yesterday on some clematis site that you are to prune all clematis when the Daffs bloom. Know anything about that? It read pull the vines up like a ponytail and cut about 6 to 8 inches from the ground. Mine on the mailbox did not get pruned and it has blooms and buds on the old wood and buds on the new growth.

perennialgardener said...

She's a beauty! I love Clematis, they have such a long season of bloom & most are repeat bloomers as well.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How pretty! Half of the fun of gardening (to me) is seeing what rules I can break and mixing and matching plants. Have fun with it!

Jean said...

Beautiful clematis! I love them. Some will bloom twice if you don't prun until they've bloomed once. I want an autumn one this year. Jean

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!
Susan

Carebear said...

Gorgeous! Is it a climber? Those are my favorite. We still have snow in the forecast here, so I have absolutely no hope that I'll have flowers in bloom anytime soon. Thanks for sharing this bit of Spring! Just stopped by to say thanks for entering my Support the Troops giveaway and for following! I’ll be drawing two winners tonight. Hope you’re one of them!

Suzanne said...

Clematis are a favorite of mine and these are particularly lovely!

Aiyana said...

Miss Pink Champagne is beautiful. We don't have Clematis here in the desert, but my daughter-in-law has several in Denver. Hers are all purple. Actually, other than in blog photos, I've never seen any other color.
Aiyana

Zaroga said...

That is a pretty bloom!

Dee said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the slight pattern on the Clematis bloom!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your clematis is so very pretty!

Denise said...

I am soooo jealous!! My clematis here in Oregon won't bloom for another couple months! They are just budding leaves now. That "Miss Pink Champagne" looks like a beauty! Maybe DH won't notice if I sneak one more into my collection? Hmmm. . .

Janet, said...

I can't believe your clematis are in bloom already. I love them. That is a pretty one.

TJ said...

I wrote you a note, but my blogger isn't very cooperative today!

I had a beautiful clematis in my backyard, but it died unexpectedly, and this was pre-BigDumbDog. The only place I can plant them is in the backyard, and they wouldn't last 10 minutes with BigDumbDog and Dumber than a box of Rocks.

Good thing I can enjoy yours!

TJ said...

I wrote you a note, but my blogger isn't very cooperative today!

I had a beautiful clematis in my backyard, but it died unexpectedly, and this was pre-BigDumbDog. The only place I can plant them is in the backyard, and they wouldn't last 10 minutes with BigDumbDog and Dumber than a box of Rocks.

Good thing I can enjoy yours!

Lindsay said...

Love the pictures!

Sometimes you just have to learn by experience. :) The more things you try, the better your odds of finding what really grows well (and isn't a huge amount of work!) in your yard.

Samantha said...

Lovely blooms. I have never been able to get clematis to grow for me.

Kendris said...

Beautiful flowers!