Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

May, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

All You Need to Know About Clematis
For a comprehensive overview of the clematis genus, visit these sites: Starting with the United States, there is the American Clematis Society. Then hopping over the ocean to Britain, there is the British Clematis Society as well as the clematis site provided by the University of Hull. Finally, go worldwide with the International Clematis Society.


Pairing Passions
Indulge two passions by growing clematis and roses together. In his book, The Rose and the Clematis As Good Companions (Garden Art Press, 2003; $39.50), John Howells provides insight into growing the two together by discussing blooming periods and what makes for a pleasing color scheme. There are many full-color photographs, plus information on growing requirements.


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