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Jan 20, 2014 11:09 AM CST
|Here is a combination of Viola, Princess Diana and Pagoda.|
I'm trying to figure out how to sharpen my pics but haven' t been able to just yet.
Jan 20, 2014 11:16 AM CST
|Another of same close up.|
Jan 20, 2014 11:21 AM CST
|Those are beautiful pictures. I love those colors!|
Jan 20, 2014 11:22 AM CST
So glad you started a new thread for combinations.
In carrying over from your intro thread, I must confess that purple, being my favorite color, goes with everything in my gardens as well --whether it really does or not.
Jan 20, 2014 11:26 AM CST
|Such luxurious clematises!|
Jan 20, 2014 11:59 AM CST
katieb said:Here is a combination of Viola, Princess Diana and Pagoda.
Gorgeous combo! Especially love the three different forms--
ooooohhh what's that one in the background ? venosa violacea ?or just my wishful thinking?
Jan 20, 2014 12:24 PM CST
|I must also confess to being an impulsive idiot--|
I have yet to create any disastrous clematis combinations...that I am aware of at this point anyway because most of mine are new and haven't grown into each other yet.
But I have certainly moved a few other perennials around to spare myself the agony of viewing epic clashes again the next season.
One thing on the idiot factor that is occurring to me only now as I try to remember what I planted where last fall, is that I might actually have a group 2 with some group 3s and I doubt that I'll be able to tell the difference when the snow melts and I start cleaning up...
Jan 20, 2014 1:07 PM CST
|Do you have them labeled? If so, and if you're hesitant to cut and remove all the growth above the cut, don't worry. Just cut the 3's back and do not remove the foliage that's dead. New growth really will cover it. Then you can decide if you want to move the group 2 clem after they've all bloomed.|
Yes, I do know how ugly this looks but it gives you the idea. First I cut it back (to be sure the job was done) and when I had spare time I did remove the top but if yours are mingled together you'd risk reduced blooms on your group 2 clematis if you cut all the clems in the area to the same height.
Jan 20, 2014 2:10 PM CST
| Impulsive idiots don't have things labeled!|
I see what you are saying though--
In one area I do know that the one side of the rose has 2s and the other side has a 3, so I can tell the difference at least at the bottom to cut the 3--and I can certainly leave the tops if I can't tell which is which. Thank you for the 'permission' That does help!
In another area however--I cannot for the life of me remember what ended up where when everything got so crazy and time sensitive and plan A morphed into plan Q before the ground froze!
The one saving grace is that the new babies are just babies so there really isn't anything to prune on them. Hopefully, they'll live and bloom and let me know what they are so that I can be a little more knowledgeable about whatever I have done...
Jan 20, 2014 2:33 PM CST
|Sounds like taking photos as you plant could be a big help but it is a pain to carry around a camera along with the tools we need to do the jobs! I have a few camera bags but never manage to bring any to the garage so I can keep the camera safe as I garden!|
It was a miserable November and December so let's hope they give you enough blooms that we can help identify them. Did you order them online (maybe you have a record of the names you bought?) or did you buy locally?
Jan 20, 2014 3:42 PM CST
|Most all online so I do have a record of their names, thankfully.|
Some local--no tag/half-dead/clearance price. Presume those are group 2 because they usually are, but you never know...
Sometimes a nice surprise...
Other times, those are my worst disasters...
(like the mystery tall phlox that turned out to be a horrendous shade of pink when the crocosmia started blooming-- ouch)
I only borrow my BF's camera; don't want to risk losing my privileges.
But I am going to make a map, that I can edit as I change things because the mental map, that used to work so well for me, is getting full or sprung a leak or something
Jan 20, 2014 7:29 PM CST
|Mental maps do tend to miss a few things.|
Loved your crocosmia comment. Mine spread so now they pop up through the sage and it looks like a plant from outer space.
Jan 20, 2014 10:40 PM CST
|I keep an ongoing list of the locations. Also each plant has metal tag with the name and the type 1, 2, or 3. It makes pruning a lot easier. It takes me about a month to prune, feed and top dress all of them. |
Jan 23, 2014 1:32 AM CST
|Sorry, still trying to learn my Kindle Fire that I recently bought.|
I'll try again
Still can't get it clearer.
Jan 23, 2014 3:53 AM CST
|Oh my, just gorgeous! Katie the picture is very clear to me once I click on it |
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"
Jan 23, 2014 9:38 AM CST
|Very clear and so very beautiful as well!|
Jan 23, 2014 9:42 AM CST
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Jan 24, 2014 12:31 AM CST
|I did not know about the click on it trick. Yes it's much clearer, thanks, Katie|
Jan 24, 2014 10:04 AM CST