This is the new addition to our family. It's in a pot for the summer, but the lovely "Danielle" will be dug into the ground in her permanent place in the fall.
I was always used to a wide range of plants, living in England, and when I immigrated to Canada in 1980 I was so disappointed to find the lack of plants available. Since then though, especially in BC, gardening has become so popular that now garden centers' offerings are amazing and have more choices than a person can afford.
There are few things lovelier than sitting or walking amongst foliage and flowers. It reminds one of the beautiful side of this earth.
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||Christy Steiger from Crown Point IN wrote:
Thanks for reminding me that gardening has a beautiful side. I say this as I try to refrain from scratching the poison ivy on my face and neck. I got it weeding in my front yard. Of course, nothing in my front yard looks like Danielle! Clematis?
||Sue Ann Crockett from Ferndale WA wrote:
Glorious picture! I envy the green thumbs in our WE community. I am not one of them. Apparently the only thing I can raise that will live are children. My plants all die.. so I live vicariously through those who can make things grow. Thanks for sharing the pic, Celia!
||Dorothy Sander from Durham NC wrote:
What a lovely clematis! I planted one in my garden hoping it would climb the trellis my husband made for me, but it's reluctant. I hadn't thought of putting it in a pot on the deck where we could really see it. I am gradually moving everything to the deck because I've lost the will to tackle all the gardens I spent so many years creating. I am overwhelmed by them and the heat here has only gotten worse. It's 95 this week and there's no end in sight. On hour spent working in my deck garden will keep me happy.
|| from wrote:
My clamatis used to die so I did some research and there are a few things to remember. Clamatis like to have their roots in the cool and their flowers will seek out the sun, so that's why this one, while on the deck, is in a double pot. I might even have to shade the pot if it gets really hot. The other thing to remember is to mulch them well in winter. When in the garden, you can plant a little shrub or plants in front of them to shade their roots.
||Janet Glaser from Fremont MI wrote:
Our brave little clematis is trembling at the thought of reaching for the sun. It is cowering in the planter, but my DH made a lovely trellis for it to climb when it decides to be brave and latch on so it can feel the warmth of the sun on its face. Beautiful photo. Enjoy.
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