This is the plant that originally came from my grandma's yard. My mom gave me a piece of hers years ago. It's one of the first things I stuck in the ground when I bought the house, so it's been in the same spot for 13 years. I have it planted on the fence, on the south side of our house, so it's mostly shaded until late afternoon, when the sun is in the west. I'd say she's happy there.
She has Solomon's Seal at her feet, to keep her roots cool.
I didn't cut the plant back last year at all.
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
Depends on how gangly it's starting to look.
There are some dead branches mixed in, so it may get a wee bit of a haircut when it's done blooming.
But until then....
Up next, I have my Joy Creek splurge from early this spring.
It's not blooming yet, but I'm excited to say it has buds!
This one is up against the back of the house.
I had a jasmine in this spot for probably seven years, and it never bloomed.
Not enough sun, I think.
So I moved the jasmine to the fence on the south side and stuck this guy in.
It gets sun until about 2:00 pm or so, so we'll see how it likes it.
The final blooming clematis of the day is the one on the metal arbor.
My mom dug it out of her yard and gave it to me four or so years ago.
I don't know the name, but it's a beauty.
I haven't ever cut this one back since putting it here.
I wanna say the flowers were larger last year, though, so maybe I should give it a trim when it's done blooming.
Either way, the color is really, really pretty and it's LOADED with buds.
This one is in a spot where it gets sun almost all day long.
I have a few more that aren't blooming yet, but I could just keep adding and adding.
I LOVE them.
Any favorites of yours that I need to add to my want list?