Tuesday, 2 August 2011

ABC Wednesday Round 9 C is for Clematis

Clematis in the garden in July and August
Clematis 'Pille' grows vigorously over one of the arches from July to September
Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard' grows in our front garden during June, July, August and September
Clematis tangutica flowers from July to October
When the flowers go over they are replaced by these pretty seed heads
Clematis 'Huldine' is another strong climber, flowering, like tangutica, from late summer to late autumn
On the reverse of each petal are three purple stripes

All these clematis should be pruned hard before spring growth starts

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39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers for the day! I do love the purple ones! Beautiful post for the C Day!! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love clematis and these are all beautiful varieties.

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  3. By the way I entered my wrong blog link in first comment.

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  4. The striped ones look lovely!!

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  5. Lovely flower pics. One of the clematis in my garden has gone mad and climbed through a california lilac, the other seems to have disappeared completely! It obviously didn't have it's 'head in the sun, feet in the shade'.

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  6. Love the vivid purple color and the one with stripes is really pretty too.
    I think I need some of these in my garden.

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  7. If I saw these in your garden, I think I would be tempted to wander in for a close look. Any flower that looks this good after it has finished blooming is a joy to have around.

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  8. Your clematis are gorgeous! How do you keep Pille blooming from July to September? That's amazing!

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  9. Your pictures show just how beautiful these wonderful flowering vines are. Our clematis blooms here in the near-subtropics in April!

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  10. Oh, I love that last photo. How lovely.
    I saw some clematis growing here in our little town outside Medicine Hat, Alberta, today. It was on a south-facing wall, and they must mulch the roots in winter, otherwise it wouldn't survive our winters.
    Now I'm trying to think of a south-facing place in our yard where I could try it, but I don't think it's possible. Meanwhile, am enjoying your photos, Janice.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. As I sit here suffering from allergies, I love your photos of flowers. Thank you!

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  12. Some real beauties there and all of them most colourful :)

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  13. Those clematis are gorgeous. I love that deep purple one.

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  14. They are lovely. For some reason whenever I see a clematis plant I can never remember its name.

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  15. I love this flower and seen it's being on sale at the store I should buy it next time I see it on sale. Love your photos!

    ABC Wed

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  16. Stunning photos! One of my favourite flowers of all time,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  17. I'm just as fascinated by your SEGUE from WAR to PLANTS!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  18. Clematis are one of my favorite summer flowers, I just think they are lovely, as your photos show.

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  19. Oh, beautiful!! I used to collect those when I lived in another house. You've made me miss them again.

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  20. Beautiful clematis but I really do like those seed heads.

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  21. I do love clematis, and especially your first picture.

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  22. The clematis are doing well this year here too.

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  23. Wow! I'm really impressed. Those clematis are just spectacular. I love the color!

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  24. One of my favourite flowers, especially the one growing through our apple tree.

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  25. just came across your blog and what a lovely collection of clematis, especially Huldine. Mine are struggling to clamber.

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  26. Beautiful flowers, clematis never fail to charm as they climb. There is a nursery near me that specialises in them, such variety.

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  27. These are just stunning, even when they go to seed!!

    Hope that you visit my Calm & Peaceful post.

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  28. Beautiful flowers and gorgeous shots for C!!

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  29. Wonderful choice for today! I once had a Guernsey Cream colored one in Chicago. . .and your carnation header is breathtaking--and a nice C too!

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  30. You have such an amazing garden. WOW

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  31. I love the cascades of clematis so much I'd never thought to look at them closely.

    Your pictures are wonderful. I've nowhere to plant them at my home so I drool over other people's displays.

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  32. I just love that you are finding your alphabet letters in the garden. These are just gorgeous. Those purple ones to die for!!!

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  33. When I was little, our second grade teacher read us a book called, "Clematis." I think it was the name of the little girl, but that's all I remember! Anyway, because of it, I've always been partial to the Clematis vine. And, because it comes in so many varieties. So lovely.

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  34. Janice, your clematis are GORGEOUS!

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  35. I love clematis too. You definitely have some beautiful ones.

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  36. What a gorgeous clematis! They are one of my favorite flowers!

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