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Monday, August 31, 2009

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Pam/Digging

I'm a big fan of clematis seedheads. I find them equally as interesting as the flowers. That carex seedhead is stunning in the snow.

Lisa at Greeenbow

Ah yes, the seedheads are beginning to make their show. I will have to try the carex. I have lots of dry shade.

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Pam — I think this is really the first year I've had enough flowers on the Clematis to notice the seedheads. They barely look real!

Lisa — I have lots of Carex and virtually all are in dry shade. But Greyii is the only one with such interesting seedheads. And yes, it's starting to look like Fall.

andrea

linda - your image of C.greyii in the snow is stunning - in spite of the snow the foliage looks warm and toasty! i too have been a fan of a clematis' transition from flower to seed - but tell me why you only have two clematis in the garden? i admire C.ternifolia, but have held off planting one due to its aggressive nature. perhaps i'll have to look into mr. evison's cultivars...

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Evison is now hybridizing Clematis for containers and small gardens. He calls them Patio Clematis. I only have two Clematis because I haven't felt like I have enough sun. And my Sweet Autumn just died. It has been starting out fine and then having dieback each summer with not too much bloom. I am thinking it must be Verticillium wilt in the soil?

pigtown*design

I always heard this about clematis:
first year it sleeps, 2nd year it creeps, third year it leaps. Is yours three?

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Meg — that little rhyme is true of most plants. My clematis is 4 years old. But this year it seemed to be on steroids compared to last year. Just an amazing number of flowers.

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