Tag: Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

The Joy of Clematis

Book Review: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Clematis, by Linda Beutler So there is good news and bad news about this book. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Turns out that the correct pronunciation is CLEM-a-tis, not cle-MAT-is. Which means I’ve been saying it wrong my whole life, no doubt causing …

The Great Wall of Purple

The Jackman Clematis (Clematis x jackmanii) reached its peak on Sunday. I can tell because that’s when the first purple petals dropped to the ground. As I mentioned in an earlier post, this year we extended the trellis all the way up to the rain gutters, and the Jackman Clematis took full advantage of the …

My Clematis: What I Call A Quality Problem

Let me start by saying that I am a very modest person. Ask anyone who knows me well. However, at the risk of appearing to be a braggart, I have to say this:¬†my garden has an absolutely honking enormous Clematis jackmanii. And it’s getting bigger. Above is our Clematis in a photo taken this past …

How to Get Bountiful Clematis Blooms

If you press me, I will admit that people admire my Clematis jackmanii. This admiration has led several, including neighbors and friends, to ask me how to get more plentiful Clematis flowers. Sparsely blooming Clematis, apparently, is a not uncommon problem. The thing is, I really don’t know why my Clematis jackmanii blooms so happily. …

Climbing To New Heights

Many exciting developments in the Garden In A City since returning from San Francisco, hard to know which to write about first. Perhaps the most dramatic involves plants that climb and ramble: My Clematis ‘Jackmanii’, Illinois Rose (Rosa setigera), and Rosa ‘Darlow’s Enigma’. (Alberto – no snide comments, please.) First, Clematis¬†‘Jackmanii’. I realize there are …