Roses and Clematises in a Small Natural Garden

By Jasmin
April 29, 2015

If you want your small city garden to evoke natural spaces and offer something to wildlife, a classic combination of roses and clematises is perfect for you.

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Apr 28, 2015 7:47 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Big Grin What a beautiful lush and colorful garden you have! The Clematis and roses look so nice together along with all the other plants. I really enjoyed the tour! Thank You!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 28, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I agree Lovely garden!
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Apr 28, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

When I moved in, there were only two sick Forsythia bushes growing from the mixture of sand, gravel, stones and brick chips. I was cleaning stones and removing brick chips whole that summer, but I managed to plant the roses in the fall. It took me three years to nurse the Forsythias back to health, but it was worth it.

I am truly happy that you like the garden.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
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Apr 28, 2015 8:26 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
You did a wonderful job!!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 28, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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Thank You!
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
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Apr 28, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Wow! Beautiful and dreamy like a fairy garden, a little paradise and haven for wildlife! Great job! Thumbs up
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Apr 28, 2015 10:45 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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A gardener after my own heart, plant full & lush for lots of show and you certainly have seemed to have packed a lot in a small space. Your seasonal photos certainly show how well it works! Thumbs up
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Apr 28, 2015 11:01 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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Thank you Bonitin Thank You!

When in bloom, the border of Chinese chives is a highway for bees, bumblebees, wasps and many other pollinators. There are thousands of little white Chinese chives flowers in the straigth line, so it is probably easy for the insects to move along the border and collect food. Queen Anne's Lace grow as weed in the garden, but I always leave some of those plants to add texture to the border and to provide more food for bees and bumblebees. I love bumblebees; they are my favorite Smiling
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Apr 29, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Love your garden! That chaotic, wildflowery look is so appealing to me!
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Apr 29, 2015 7:36 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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What a BEAUTIFUL garden - thank you so much for sharing it with us Thumbs up
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Apr 29, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Ditto to what everyone above said !
Very very nice. Great job !
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Apr 29, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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I hope some day to have many awesome clemati like your lovely gardens!
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Apr 30, 2015 4:32 AM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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Sue, Neal, Vic, Mike and Jennifer, thank you for your kind words. Thank You!

Glad that you like the garden. Hope we will discuss more garden design ideas in the near future. Any suggestions?

Jennifer, clematises (or at least some of them) are really easy plants to grow. Hope we will chat more during the clematis week in June.

Again, thank you. Thank You!
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
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