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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

April 16, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8500220

This is a nice plant have had it for 4-5 years have it in a pot with plumeria. Seems to like it in there look forward to seeing it every year

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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

April 16, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8500222

Another shot

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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

April 16, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8500224

wrong one sorry

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8500274

Dana, that's beautiful! So the clem. doesn't mind being sheltered inside over the winter I gathered? Thanks for sharing the pix.
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

April 16, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8500509

Thanks been doing this for 4-5 years doesn't mind at all
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8500540

Nice Dana. Princess Di is such a happy looking clem!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8500589

What a great idea! I just might do that. Thanks!
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8501474

Clematis "Princess Di" is one of my favs and yours is such a gorgeous Specimen"...I have mine planted with Clematis "Solina" & "Ristimagi"(Added this year)...thanks for sharing...Jeanne

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8501496

SO good to have you back, Jeanne! Welcome home.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8501545

What's a gorgeous combo!!!! Woohooo, Jeanne is back, welcome home my favorite Clematis Queen!
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8502323

Mine is blooming too; she is so pretty.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8502350

Pirl & Kim...dearest...thanks for the welcome back..I've missed you soooooo much...I have new pics and will post them...life is so busy...but gardening never will take a backseat until I'm too old to move...they'll have to pull that clematis that I try to plant from my cold dead hands for sure!!
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

April 17, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8502353

lol we are all cut from the same cloth :)
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8502557

Nice combo Jeanne! And I'll repeat...Welcome Home!

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8503183

Wow, love the picture of Princess Diana with Solina! I would have guessed that the blooms were much smaller than that, more like Rogucchi (sp?). I love the bell-shaped ones, but just can't seem to keep Rogucchi alive. Maybe I'll give Princess Di a try instead.

dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8541953

That is a beauty! I'm sort of new to clems and bought a few recently and I'm glad one of them was Princess Di.
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

May 5, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8542035

you will be happy!
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8554287

"Princess Di" never disappoints..that is why I am sickened that Clematis "Duchess of Albany" wilted and I am still watching to see if she comes back..if not I am definitely going to get another one..I am soooooo wanting "Lady Bird Johnson"..she is yellow and named after a fellow Texan...Jeanne

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8555408

Sad to say I don't think my John Paul II is coming back. It was a gorgeous clem, but just never took off like my other clems, and this year there isn't anything but a dead stem from last year. Sniff sniff. I was just thinking that I would move it this year, if it wasn't thriving there, too.

RIP, John Paul II!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8556432

Bookerc1, maybe it's tad early on your zone for this JP to awaken?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8556443

Bookerc - my original Omoshiro is showing me nothing but dead stem from last year. We're left to wait and wonder as we hope we'll be surprised.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8557333

Some are slower to wake up than others (zone 7 they should be growing like gangbusters..I am in zone 8 and you are not that far behind me..I've already had my prune 3's flush and hard pruned them again for round 2) ..if not cut to soil line and water well...she'll wake up by sending new shoots..you can prune at top to see if the vine is green if not that vine is dead and should be pruned down to the soil line..the roots are most probably viable...Jeanne

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8557458

I have five sleepy heads, two of which I have no hope for but I did clip back some of the top on Omoshiro and it did have green interior so I'm thinking it has to be our much cooler than normal spring that's delaying growth. I will cut all old growth off and see what happens. Thanks, Jeanne.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8557609

Green=viable...Yeaaaaaaa...I am thrilled for you!!..I am hard pruning some of my two's as they are one or two viners...and I want "bushy" clems..Just like Peer..a dear very knowledgeable friend of mine from New Zealand..he lives in a warm climate like me and says hard pruning 2's make them better...I never get doubles from clematis like "Proteus" because I don't have the cold winters to induce them to double on old wood so I have nothing to lose...check out this posting
http://www.gardenbuddies.com/forums/clematis/8213-how-long-after-hard-prune-until-theyre-close-their-full-size-length-again-2.html
Hope it was helpful...Jeanne
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8557654

Since we were all discussing clematis "Princess Di"..thought you'd enjoy this closeup pic from today...

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8557879

Lovely, Jeanne. Mine would look as good but the deer love to eat all new growth.

Cut back Omoshiro about 20 minutes ago and there is definitely green - nothing brittle.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8557929

Pirl..I am so thrilled for you..it's so nice to know I am not the only one that freaks when I thinking I am losing one of my beloved clematis..they are one of my biggest joys..as pathetic as that sounds..It's the truth ..I do love them so...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8557953

When there is the slightest show of any kind of growth you'll hear me screeching with delight.
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

May 12, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8558232

Jeanne seeing yours I think I need to take mine out of the pot its been in there for years! I bring it in every winter should live just fine threw the winter
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8558396

Dana...your "PD" would adore being in the soil..
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

May 12, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8558753

Yes guess I am going to have to get it out of that pot

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8558846

All of my other clems are up and growing, and setting buds, so I don't think it is my zone. Maybe I'll hit it with some extra water and fertilizer, and see what happens. I don't give up easily.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8558894

Booker - we share the same angst and the same watering to try and urge them to grow.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8559249

My Princess Di has been blooming for about a month. It is starting to slow down near the "bottom" but is growing out and over and forming new buds. The duchess of Albany is just a green vine.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2011
4:46 AM

Post #8559684

What a sweet face on that one!

No blooms at all on Duchess of Albany? Would you consider giving it a drink of some Bloom Buster product?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 13, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8559747

Whoa! The more I looked at Princess Di, the more I like, I really LIKE lol.
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8559774

I am making some compost tea this w/e and will be sure to let her sip it!
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8566628

Here's mine; it is still in a pot; 2nd year
I really do like her.

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JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 17, 2011
6:55 AM

Post #8568928

Banana..try Alfalfa tea...you'd be amazed that it is like putting your Clems on steriods and that goes for all your plants...Jeanne
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8569566

Could I use the cubes of alfalfa sold where the rabbit food is and just let is steep apart in the water? Or is this something I'd need to find at a feed store?
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8570057

There seems to be mixed opinion on that. I've been told not to use the alfalfa sold for rabbits because it contains salt, whereas the alfalfa used for horses does not. That being said, I've used both...the plants didn't seem to care, they loved both.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 18, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8571026

Rabbit food is alfalfa ...don't know about the salt..best bet ..go to your local feed store and buy 50# bag of Alfalfa pellets (as Venu said: Cattle/Horse Feed) for 11 bucks..much cheaper than rabbit food and lasts along time...I even put down alfalfa pellets on my gardens before laying that years composted cowmanure and mulch..it slowly breaks down whereas the tea is instant for your plants
bananna18
Colleyville, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8572716

I forgot about using alfalfa pellets. Thanks!
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8573531

you are so welcomed

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