Tag: Clematis

Still got the clematis mojo

Readers of this blog know that we’ve been worrying about our prize Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ that grows on a west-facing wall near the front door.

Blue Flowers for June

June is the month of blue flowers, or so it seems in our garden. Sadly, we are missing one of my favorites, Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), which was lost to sewer repair. I planted a replacement, but it won’t bloom this year.

New Trellis Installed!

We put up our new trellises the other day, and I’m pretty happy with them. These were the 9′ Panacea Giant Wall Trellises I wrote about earlier. They’re certainly a big improvement.

A Rock Garden After My Own Heart

In general, I just don’t get rock gardens. They leave me baffled. Perhaps this is because I come from a region of deep soil but few rocks. (Or maybe it’s just jealousy – sour rocks?)

The Big Purple

Right now is this year’s peak for our Clematis ‘Jackmanii’. It covers most of the west-facing brick wall at the front corner of the house, which I like to call “The Great Wall of Purple”, though it is either white or green for most of the year.

It’s Clematis Time!

We got back from Michigan on Saturday, and I like to think that our various Clematis varieties had put on a show to welcome us home.

Behind ‘Blue Ice’ (Clematis)

This is shaping up to be a pretty good year for Clematis in our garden. After a short-lived Clematis wilt scare, ‘Multi-Blue’ has performed beautifully, its best year ever.

A Happy Clematis Recovery

When I left home Monday morning I was not hopeful about my ‘Multi-Blue’ Clematis. Returning home on Friday, I expected the worst: a vine full of drooping buds and brown, wilted leaves. Instead, ‘Multi-Blue’ did not have a single drooping flower bud. There were a few wilted leaves, but the foliage was mostly clean.

The Heartbreak of Clematis Wilt

I was feeling pretty good about the Clematis ‘Multi-Blue’ I have growing on a tuteur in the Herb and Tomato Bed. By May 1, it had reached about 6′ and had a respectable number of swelling flower buds. Then I noticed that some of those buds and leaves were alarmingly listless and droopy. After a …

A Garden Summit in St. Paul

  Summit Avenue is one of the most historic streets in St. Paul, Minnesota.