This is our clematis, blooming just the past three days. I love the big flowers it produces.
As you can see , it is loaded with flowers. Ted made this frame of wood and chicken wire.
This is the plant that is called "Blue Eye" . I have no idea it's official name. Or why blue and not purple. :):). I bought one plant let it grow for a year, then split it into three plants.
Here it is beside a clump of pachysandra. Pachysandra is the hardiest thing I have ever grown. Gets about 8 inches high, will have yellow flowers ,late summer. Great border plant.
Now as I took this photo , I thought, I need to thin this bed out a bit. The evergreen "bird's nest" needs cut back. There's the barberry, pachysandra, mums, black eyed susans,and lilies. Also some sage plant. Right behind the evergreen is a container Ted made for the hose. I still have my pan for cleaning the hummingbird feeders beside it.:):) Wishing everyone a great day. xo
That is a pretty clematis. I really like their showy blooms. Seeing your blue eye, reminded me that I used to have that plant in our garden - I have no idea what its proper name is either. I do know it has disappeared!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tracey. I thought your clematis was just like ours. I used to have a wine colored one and gosh, it would not grow much at all. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
hi Susie, would love to know the name of your clematis. Also the little purple flower is called blue-eyed grass, so you were right. Mine has all died out, but I liked having it. Good luck with the thinning out, even the best of plants sometimes get too big.ReplyDelete
Hi Peggy, I miss you...The name of the clematis, I do not know, I used to keep all the tags from anything I planted, but can't find that one. That evergreen was suppose to be a dwarf. I think somethings are called dwarf,but are not. We did plant it to hide the hose box. Hope you are doing well. xoxo,SusieDelete
The clematis is gorgeous Susie!ReplyDelete
Thank you Beth. Hope your flowers are doing well, with no squirrel invasions. xoxo,SusieDelete
Your clematis is gorgeous! What beautiful big blooms. I've seen in growing in NC on mailboxes and by front doors. Always so showy and pretty. You have a flower bed with all kinds of pretty plants. It's nice to have a place to putter. Enjoy your day! Hugs, DianeReplyDelete
Now you have given me a great idea, about planting one in the mailbox area . I have a lot of putting to do and not much time. Blessings, xoxo,Susie.Delete
I really love the purple clematis. I know you are enjoying getting out in the yard after a long winter. Thanks for your kind comment on my post.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the afternoon.
It has been the best around here for about a week. Temp wise and low humidity. That may change today. xoxo,SusieDelete
Those purple flowers are beautiful, Susie. I've never seen them before. Your garden is coming along nicely. It's nice to hear that you enjoy so many things that nature brings us. Be sure to take a picture of the hummingbird if you ever get a chance.ReplyDelete
Sheri, I take a picture if I can catch the hummingbird feeding. The past week'd weather has been very nice, that has helped the flowers. xoxo,SusieDelete
Wow! That sure is a pretty flowering vine! Great photos!ReplyDelete
Thank you . I am glad you visit my blog. That is a clematis vine. They come in many colors. xoxo,SusieDelete
Lovely..You're way ahead of us..ReplyDelete
Missy, I took more [ictures of this clematis today, cause I though it would not be as pretty after our rain. It had more blooms too.xoxo,SusieDelete
This looks like the purple flower I posted a week or so ago around the mail box. So beautiful. I've never seen the blue-eyed. It too is beautiful. Maybe I just need to find a fertile spot and try again. I'm enjoying all the pretties.ReplyDelete
I love seeing everyone's flowers. Some one else said something about this clematis being on a mailbox and that sounds pretty good to me. I may do that to ours.xoxo,SusieDelete
Your flowers look great. We had real summer yesterday and it's in the 50s today. I am grateful for every day I don't need the air conditioner, and tonight will be a good sleeping night.ReplyDelete
Oh Carol, Me too. I hate using AC...but I need it when it's humid.Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Your clematis is out of this world beautiful! Just wonderful to see all of those stunning blooms!! Happy gardening!!! Nicole xoReplyDelete
Nicole, Thank you. I am hoping some of my other plants get bust. I have two hydrangeas that looks so short still. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
So pretty and GREEN! That Clematis is beautiful, whatever it's name is. So glad Summer has arrived for you!ReplyDelete
love the purple clematis, i've only seen white around here. Pretty gardens.ReplyDelete
Boy- Everything is looking just lovely at your house, Susie. Those lavenders are all just gorgeous. Your yard is just beautiful- xo DianaReplyDelete
Susie, I love your clematis and that garden area is wonderful. I have never seen the blue eyes before. Pretty little flowers.ReplyDelete