Monday, August 26, 2013

A Mountain of Flowers!

Sometimes I don't get around to talking about every photo I take during a season.  This is just one of those photos that will not go quietly.  Everyone thinks this is autumn blooming clematis.  I'm here to tell that it is the native clematis 'Clematis virginiana'.

It is very aggressive.  Hence, it devoured my viburnum underneath.  The viburnum somehow survives, but I'll let you know once it quits blooming.  It may not have survived this blooming.  We can't get in the front gate at the moment because it is blooming and blocking the entrance.  The neighborhood thinks we're a bit crazy!  Maybe you will get some suggestions for controlling this vine.  Made my second batch of raspberry jam this morning.  We have the ickies and stickies back again, but rain is coming later tonight or tomorrow.  A break in the action if only temporarily.  BTW, the new Woody Allen movie "Blue Jasmine" is fabulous with Cate Blanchett and other great performances.  Really a wonderful movie in an otherwise boring summer of movies.  Hope you had a great day.  Talk to you later.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a monster blooming vine!

You sound busy with gardens, making jams, enjoying a good movie.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi FL, This is a busy time of the year in the garden and the kitchen. Fortunately the jelly and jam is just when I can harvest enough. Hope you are OK. xo

Anonymous said...

When the Clematis finishes blooming, cut it to 8". To reduce the size next year and to see if this plant has self seeded and/or suckered. If so pull'um.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Mimi for the advice! It is an adventure always! xo