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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:24 PM CST

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It's way too quiet here. I miss all the chatting. I want to hear about all of your successes and failures this year and I want to see photos.

This was not the best of all possible years for me as far as photos are concerned. My house acquired a new roof and a new coat of paint, so most of the plants were bent backward and lying horizontally on the ground just when they should have been showing off instead.

I do have lots of closeups of clematis blooms, however, so I'll post some of them here just to get the conversation rolling.

This is Bourbon:

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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:27 PM CST

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This one's Dawn, one of my favorites because it has an iridescent pearl sheen -- almost mystical.

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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:28 PM CST

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Here's c. florida 'Alba Plena':

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Aug 24, 2010 6:29 PM CST

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And c. florida 'Sieboldii':

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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:31 PM CST

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Here's Ice Blue:

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Aug 24, 2010 6:34 PM CST

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Josephine is one of my favorites. It blooms almost year-round here.

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Josephine even looks good when the outer petals get ratty looking.


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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:36 PM CST

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My very favorite clematis is Multi Blue.

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It looks even more dramatic when the colors fade:

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Aug 24, 2010 6:38 PM CST

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Here's Niobe, growing in a huge container with a climbing rose, Duquesa de Penaranda.

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Aug 24, 2010 6:39 PM CST

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This one's Pink Champagne.

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Aug 24, 2010 6:39 PM CST

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This is Proteus.

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Aug 24, 2010 6:41 PM CST

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Here's Rooguchi. I can't understand why it isn't called Roguchi or Ruguchi. It's a Japanese name and they don't have double "o's" in their names.

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Aug 24, 2010 6:43 PM CST

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This is Ville de Lyon.

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A closer shot:


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Name: Zuzu
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Aug 24, 2010 6:48 PM CST

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This was a lucky find at the grocery store close to Mother's Day. These gorgeous clems were on sale for $9.99.

This is Parisienne:

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This one was also labeled Parisienne, but it's clearly Fleuri.


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 24, 2010 6:51 PM CST

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This is by no means a closeup. It's just a shot to show you how difficult it is to contain c. Armandii. It was supposed to be growing on the arbor you can see behind that great big extra clump in front.

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Here's a closer shot of the blooms:

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indygardengal
Aug 25, 2010 7:10 AM CST
Your clems are lookin' good... Do you grow most in pots? Mine do not hold their foliage green all year this year has been way too hot and dry here soI have no pictures. Thanks for yours!!
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Name: Suzanne
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Calif_Sue
Aug 25, 2010 9:41 AM CST

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Well you know I am brand new to growing clems but I'll throw a few pictures into the mix here from my gardens, most of which are still in pots as I am moving so I didn't want to plant them and leave them behind.
This is Bijou, I have it planted in a hanging pot, still small but I have great hopes for it for next spring.

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Name: Suzanne
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Calif_Sue
Aug 25, 2010 9:49 AM CST

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This is Sieboldii, hard not to take lots of pictures of this fancy one at it's various stages!


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Aug 25, 2010 9:51 AM CST

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Here's Dawn

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Calif_Sue
Aug 25, 2010 10:08 AM CST

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Warsaw Nike is planted on an arbor with Autumn Sunset climbing rose.

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Aug 25, 2010 10:10 AM CST

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First bloom on Ristimagi, taken in last Nov.


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