Monday, June 29, 2009

What's Bloomin: Clematis

While my old friend Jackamani is just about finished blooming for the season... the new clematis i bought at the Farmer's Market and planted last year are blooming for the first time!

This is Purpurea Plena Elegans

close up

Just opening....

and this is "Little Nell"

closeup (after a rain storm)

Both vines are so different
and so pretty!
I'm glad they are happy enough to bloom in my garden!


Lola Nova said...

What beautiful clematis! Blooming flowers in the garden are such a happy sight.
Our garden is inbetween blooms. A few roses left and the hydrangia is lovely. Soon, it's echinacea, black eyed susans, shasta daisies and crocosmia. Tasted the first few blueberries last night.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh those are gorgeous, Mare! The clematis is sooo pretty- and Little Nell is so delicate and sweet!
You have a wonderful garden!

Mare said...

Hi Lola Nova! My gardens were like that a week ago...nothing much going on...and then all of a sudden, everything is coming up and getting ready to bloom! My little blueberry bush i am training for bonsai has blueberries on it, but they are not ready yet...I can't wait to taste them!
Thank you Paula! What a wonderful compliment.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh mare!
your garden is breath taking!
i love seeing all the art you create inside and outside!

Mare said...

Thank you Melissa!

Peng Peng said...

It's my joke for the summer that i have "clematis envy" :D

Your climbers are looking fabulous!!
I just replaced The President with a blue bloomer, nothing happening yet. But i see yours took a year to bloom, so there is hope, lol!

We also get the gold finches here in chicago, they are lovely!

have a fun 4th!!


Mare said...

Hi PengPeng! Happy 4th to you too! Hang in there with the clematis. It does take time to establish itself, but next year you should have blooms!