Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Against the odds ~

The odds of successfully growing Clematis in our arid climate aren't very good. Nevertheless they were very fashionable here a few years ago and I of course succumbed and planted quite a few.

I have since come to my senses and no longer give into the temptation to plant more each year. The ones I do have perform fairly well but it is a bit of an uphill battle and now, especially considering our drought, when I put in new plants I try to pick things that fit better into our environment.

An exception to all the above is this wonderful Clematis Jackmanii you see below.

Each year with little care it scampers happily up the climbing rose by the front deck.

I must have picked just the right spot when I planted this. how else can I explain how well it performs.

Each flower is huge and such a wonderful color. 

Simply beautiful.

Thank you for visiting. I hope your day is full of wonder.


  1. Your flowers are very lovely and everything looks amazing. Love the foxgloves, they are one of my favorite flowers.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je comprends votre tristesse de ne pas pouvoir en planter davantage mais compte tenu du changement climatique il faut adapter nos jardins pour réduire notre consommation d'eau si précieuse.

    Très jolies photos...

    ❊ ♡ Gros bisous ♡ ❊

  3. Simply gorgeous. Clematis are one of our favorite blooms too.

  4. Gorgeous! It is one of the most popular varieties of clematis for a reason. I love your creative use of the old bird cage stand in the previous post. You are so clever to have thought of it.


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