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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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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 28, 2015 7:47 PM CST
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!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 28, 2015 7:50 PM CST
I agree Lovely garden!
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Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Jasmin
Apr 28, 2015 8:23 PM CST
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
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 28, 2015 8:26 PM CST
You did a wonderful job!!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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Jasmin
Apr 28, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Thank You!
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 28, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Wow! Beautiful and dreamy like a fairy garden, a little paradise and haven for wildlife! Great job! Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 28, 2015 10:45 PM CST

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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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Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Jasmin
Apr 28, 2015 11:01 PM CST
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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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 29, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Love your garden! That chaotic, wildflowery look is so appealing to me!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 29, 2015 7:36 AM CST
What a BEAUTIFUL garden - thank you so much for sharing it with us Thumbs up
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Apr 29, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Ditto to what everyone above said !
Very very nice. Great job !
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 29, 2015 10:52 AM CST
I hope some day to have many awesome clemati like your lovely gardens!
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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Jasmin
Apr 30, 2015 4:32 AM CST
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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