Clematis forum: Hello from North Texas

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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Mar 17, 2016 5:13 AM CST
Hi friends,
I am new in this forum and quite new in ATP, love clematis and have a few in my flower beds...
Do not know anything about it and would love to find out and hear your experience here...
Mine started have some blooms...just planted Blue Light a couple of weeks ago that I got from Costco, can't wait to see the blooms...

Have a great St Patrick's Day !
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 19, 2016 1:16 PM CST

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Welcome! to ATP!! Take a look around and see all it has to offer and don't hesitate to ask any questions. We love photos too! I just started a 2016 Photo Parade and Chat thread The thread "2016 Bloom Parade and Chat!" in Clematis forum
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Mar 19, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 20, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Welcome JavaMom! Clematis grow well here!
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Mar 20, 2016 8:40 AM CST
Thanks Candanna & CalifSue, can't wait to see some new bloom this year, I planted two that I got from Costco last year but grew a little and no bloom, I can see now it grow so much better and hopefully get me some beautiful blooms...This year I got "Blue Light"...it looks pretty...

Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Mar 20, 2016 8:57 AM CST

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I bought a couple from Costco in 2012, they were the tiniest things, neither one has bloomed yet. I now only buy them potted up, preferably in 1 gal., from local nurseries, or good online ones like Brushwood's. I got a couple from Lowes that same year and they have done much better. Hope yours do well. Give them compost and a drink of epsom salts.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 20, 2016 10:01 AM CST
And don't be afraid to cut them back the first year or two. Let the energy go to the roots. My micro plants from Sam's and Lowes took 3 years to bloom.
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
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javaMom
Mar 20, 2016 11:03 AM CST
Thank You! I will do that...
I got Henry in 1 gallon size from Mike and at the second year made a boo boo cutting half of the main branches, thanks God it's bounced back, hopefully get me some blooms this year...
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
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javaMom
Mar 25, 2016 8:43 AM CST
So sad, lost two of the three baby "Blue Light" from hailstorm and pretty good size from another clematis broken and damage...

Have a wonderful Easter everyone,
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Mar 25, 2016 2:58 PM CST
It shouldn't mean they are dead. They will sprout again: keep the faith! A hailstorm (or 10 hailstorms) won't kill the roots.

Happy Easter!
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Mar 25, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Thumbs up you are right, just sad because I watched the little plants grow bit bigger everyday and in seconds the awful hails whacked it...

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Mar 25, 2016 5:55 PM CST
I totally agree with you. We gardeners always want progress but sometimes the weather seems to reverse the process. Give them a good drink of Epsom Salt - one tablespoon of the ES to one gallon of lukewarm water. Divide it between the two clem's. The ES promotos more "basal growth" (new shoots). You should see results quickly in spring. Good luck!
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Mar 25, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Thank You!
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Apr 1, 2016 7:31 PM CST
My first bloom yesterday...
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Apr 1, 2016 8:03 PM CST
So pretty and the contrast, with the color of the bark, is lovely.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 1, 2016 9:37 PM CST
Very pretty! Hurray!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Apr 1, 2016 10:31 PM CST

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Beautiful rich color! Thumbs up
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Apr 2, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Thank You! everyone, can't wait for the rest of them blooming....
Have a wonderful week-end!

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