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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Clematis





Well, she bloomed overnight!
She sure doesn't disappoint, does she?

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  1. No way it can disappoint anyone..it is so colourful and full of life..love the whole thing..

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    1. I know! It's lovely! There were just a few blossoms yesterday and I was happily surprised this morning to find it in full bloom!

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  2. Impressive! It's gone whoosh hasn't it? A yesterday a few blossoms and today a whole mass. Very jealous making.

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    1. It did go whoosh! That word is also very fun to say! ha.

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  3. Holy Hannah! I remember when you showed the photo, not too long ago, of the bare iron display for it. Wow. It is beautiful.

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    1. I know! Since then it greened up and sprouted blossoms. It's amazing really. The things looks totally dead after the winter.

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  4. You're giving Eddie a run for his money!

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    1. Isn't his pretty? I'm hoping he can tell me what variety mine is!

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    2. Hello girls!!
      Well talking of blooming clematis plants mine, also mauve, bloomed a few days ago but mine is situated outside, climbing up a tellis.
      My variety is called The President but I suspect yours's is not Betsy becayse it has rounder petals. I'll have a look on the net. :)

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    3. Look! Suza and Eddie look like identical twins tonight! :)

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  5. Yes - both are lovely - I didn't realize there were different kinds, but why wouldn't I? There are different kinds of everything!

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    1. Yep...just like roses or whatever...lots of kinds!

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    2. There are loads and loads of clematis varieties - but you will be ppleased to hear only ONE Eddie ROFL

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    3. That is SO good because we could not handle more than one of you! :)

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  6. No, she doesn't disappoint. Beautiful!
    How long will the flowers last?

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    1. That depends on the weather...pouring rain will knock them right off. It's so disappointing when that happens! Kind of like peonies...you pray for the rain to stay away a while so you can enjoy them!

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  7. My guesses are the Prince Charles, Silmakivi, Rhapsody, or The President. http://www.naturehills.com/perennials/clematis Maybe Bijou or Bonanza too... although the Bijou is a little more frilly than yours I think. So many varieties!

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    1. Well, Eddie's is The President, so mine should be Prince Charles, right? In some sort of weird, backward way. haha.

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    2. Lady Diana would be a good name - now she was a lovely woman!! - shame Prince Charles did not think so! Don't call it Camilla will you?

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    3. Of course it could be Gloriamis Superba! lol One to keep AN eye on!

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    4. I think there is a rose named for Diana, isn't there?

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    5. Yes there is such a rose.

      . . . and Elton John modified his song "Candle in The Wind" about Marilyn Monroe to Good bye English Rose and sang it at Diana's funeral.

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  8. That is one gorgeous plant! We had poor success with one, but Bob is preparing a spot for a new one. I can only hope it turns out like this.

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    1. Hope yours does well this year. I think they like a bit of shade and wet soil. Ours did best when we cut it to the ground and moved it one year. I thought we'd kill it, but no!

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  9. Really beautiful! I love the color:)
    This is the lovely of spring:)

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    1. It is the best part about spring!
      Are you deep into fall now? Have the leaves fallen?

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    2. Ha! Really fall today, winds, some rain and I saw the Cordillera really dark maybe is snowing there.:)
      Almost all the leaves fallen!

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    3. It sounds lovely, actually! haha.

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  10. Oh WOW!!!!! Did she ever bloom in spectacular style!! Beautiful Betsy. xx

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  11. They're purpiicious! Love this shade of purple and the contrasting yellow center. Didn't you have these growing on your fence, too? It seems Tom has a picture of them from years past.

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    1. Those were morning glories....bright blue ones! They bloom much later...late summer. One of my favorites!

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  12. P.S. That middle photo is begging to be a header picture : )

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    1. What a great idea! I will have to do that one next!

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    2. Funny - I was thinking the same thing about the header shot.

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    3. When I tire of the dogwoods, I'll have to work on that! :)

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  13. Beautiful photos of the clematis. I am sur it is a different variety to mine but haven't identified it yet, It might be a mauve variety of Jackmani.

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    1. Oh, you don't have to find it's name, really. I was just curious if it was like yours!

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    2. Well mine is a similar mauve colour but the petals seem slighly different. My are more pointed. Mine The President - but I understand he is not very popular in certain places LOL

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    3. Oh, don't call your clematis our current president or it my die! lol.....Let's name him after another one...any other one. lol....

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    4. Well - it does not specify which president . . . . . fortunately or you would kick me off your blog for good if it was the current one ROFL

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    5. No, I wouldn't...but your plant would probably die. lol...

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    6. Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn!!! LOL

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    7. Makes you wonder what Mr. Congreve did to know that bit of wisdom. hahaha.....

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    8. Ah! Mr. Congreve - a man of wit!! lol I just read a bit of Shakespeare! I could have said "Methinks the Lady doth protest too much!" but I used that one on Gloria the other night and I think she is still translating it! LOL

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    9. When you said I understand of course.

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    10. LOL Hi Gloria! You don't miss much do you - come here and give me a big hug, my good friend! :)

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  14. Beautiful!

    I've thought about growing clematis. Are they finicky plants?

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    1. No..they just like a bit of shade with their sun and water. She's happy now with all of our rain. But I do water her in the hot summer.

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  15. She looks like a bridesmaid ready to walk down the aisle. Love that color ~it's almost the color of my dress. Guess I got wedding on the mind.

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    1. It does look like your dress! Gorgeous! She just needs silver feet! ha.

      So...were you chosen to be on the jury???

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  16. I am going tomorrow and buy a Clematis!
    How is that for a compliment!
    Must be all the rain.....fab...u...lous!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. They grow really, really fast, too...so put a little one on a tower or trellis and it will fly!...or climb...well, you know what I mean. haha.

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  17. In full bloom indeed
    Some magic water must have planted its seed

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    1. Magic it was
      and she looks beautiful because.
      I wonder if there's a pot of gold
      waiting for us to behold
      under all those blooms..
      do you think it looms?

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    2. Better have a look
      I've searched all over my nook
      Not a pot
      Not even in the car lot lol

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    3. Doesn't hurt to try!
      And I'd keep my promise to share, by and by.
      lol....

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  18. She is gorgeous! I had a Clematis, but she didn't survive more than her first summer. So sad. Perhaps I should try again.

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    1. You should try again...not in direct sun and lots of water...maybe near a downspout.

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    2. Betsy...Martha says she has bluebirds.....

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    3. She's a smarty. She knows I want bluebirds and have none! lol....

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    4. Oh, boo! I don't have bluebird. I have bluejays. (They're not the same... :( )

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    5. hahaha....no, they are not! I have jays and still want bluebirds! lol....

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    6. Hahaha!
      That Martha...what a tease!

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  19. Wow that's gorgeous! I've been taking photos of my 'paradise' and hope to have time to share soon. Maybe tomorrow? :)

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  20. no she does not...
    love the yellow on the purple blue color....

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    1. She's all decked out! How fancy! ha.

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  21. The colour is stunning - un-Photoshopable

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    1. haha...oh, don't you hate that when people turn their colors neon? One of my pet peeves....

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  22. Oh it's absolutely beautiful!!! I've just come back from England and the clematis there were blooming everywhere!
    Mary

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    1. My friend Eddie is in England and has one blooming!

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  23. I feel like you live in the tropics...I can just see my clematis starting to get leaves. What on earth!

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    1. haha...I can't believe that. But I feel the same when bloggers in Tennessee show their stuff. I'm 2 months behind them!

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  24. All are nice but the first one is extraordinary. If I had shot it, it would be
    my new banner. Very good eye you have. Excellent, really.

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    1. PS: Just noticed your banner you have up now. Very nice Betsy.
      You have an excellent eye for this. Well done, you.

      And now, I'm off to shower and get to bed. I'm pooped. Pooped I say, pooped.

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    2. Why thank you, Whisky! I appreciate that.
      I'm pooped, too....tucking myself in very soon. Zzzzz.

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    3. I am reading blogs from bed on our Nook. Another storm over head. I read that you and Gloria are having headaches. Sorry to hear this. My hubby gets nasty headaches. Vile things, they are. Hope you rest well. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  25. Oooh, that's gorgeous. What a colour.

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