Oh oh, I went plant shopping last Friday, (Denver Botanic Garden sale, then local nurseries). Got some new clematis, C. integrifolia, C. hirsutissima Co Lone Pine Blue, Blue Light, Sealand Gem, integrifolia Durandii, C. integrifolia Mongolian Bells. Also got a few I am thinking to order, gads sake, (lol). Here a pix from last year, enjoy. Good Luck, Kathy.
It was not suppose to be a Nelly. I have one of her, hec I might have more than one now...lol
I bought them last fall at a discount and the tag showed a white flower. So I thought hey.. that would look good with the red roses. Not white at all...lol
Thanks for enjoying lily and pirl. Lily have you thought about trying minioette with that datura? Has a bit of orange to flower and the fragrance is spectacular, is an annual that happens to reseed. (oooops minionette), they say Princess Josephine loved it in her gardens, think maybe I should replant, love anything fragrant in the garden. I'm probably a month away til clems bloom so heres last year again. Enjoy. Kathy. Oh by the way I love all the pix, is just further inspiration to keep growing all the beauties available, any rich men out there who might like to support my habits? LOL. Later, and Good Luck, Kathy.
Lily is that an OT lily and what is name, and of cousre very important, is it fragrant? Have you ever looked at B&D lilies, yummmmmmmmmm!!!! I believe they have a web sight, from Oregon I believe. Another one of my favorite flowers, trumpets are the best!!! Lol. Or maybe it's whatever is inbloom at the time I'm in the garden. And Lily if have name of such, please to share?? thanks, Kathy.
Kathy, I do not know what that's lily name is. I do not know any other lily name other than Lollipops, stargazer and Casa blanca. And that's it. lol. I don't buy anything online. I like to INSPECT my bulbs before I pay. That's just me. lol BTW, those clems are pretty.
There are specific need for each group of clems. that requires different pruning techniques. My short coming is that I did never took the time to master the task of pruning each specific type of clems. First step is to know what type they're, then proper care of the clems comes naturally. I know type 1 which hardly ever requires pruning, but type II and III get bits tricky. JeanneTX and Pirl (Arlene) could chime in on these matter I'm sure.
Kim is absolutely correct on this. Type 3's get pruned to the first or second node in early Spring. I like to do mine Aprilish and I also scratch some fertilizer into the ground. After the Type 2's are established, prune them back after flowering. This will encourage another flush of flowers. Type 1's after getting established, don't require pruning, other than to remove dead vines. I don't think it hurts the type 1's to ocassionally prune them back to the first or second node every couple of years...
Ok , let me see if I got this straight, If it blooms in April to May it is group 1, if it blooms in June to July it is group 2, it it blooms later it is group 3.
I have one that blooms in June to July and it seems to like being cut down in spring. Each year it gets thicker,but not over 8 ft tall. But the ones that are blooming now I trimmed down this spring and they are not bushy at all. The bottoms are ,not the tops. So these I should go out and pinch back how far? I can wait for blooms because I would rather have more.
I never thought about it that way but it sounds good, Marie.
Many of mine, especially Jackmanii, have bushy bottoms and the tops look sparse but the flowers will pop out all over. This Jackmanii has already invaded the lantern, again, and I'll have to clip it back but it will still invade the lantern on a weekly basis.
This photo was taken 5/13 and now the lantern is packed with new growth. See how bushy the bottom is but not the top?
I prune as Carolyn does but when a type 2 looks ratty or sparse I happily cut it way back.
Yesterday I spotted one stem on a type 2 that didn't look healthy so before it spread to the entire plant I took the entire stem out right to the ground.
Sorry it took so long to answer. The Clem is not pruned and fed miracle grow occasionally.It's roots are shaded by a bush and lots of leaves. It gets lots of sun and is next to my driveway, so lots of heat. It is one of my best bloomers. In fact all my Clems that are next to a brick wall or concrete are thriving.
You're forgiven lblackwell. Just kidding. Okay, everyone is racing to build us a brickwall for our clems. All jokes aside, now that I recall my daughter's clematis was that robust one spring I visited, she too planted hers agains a west facing wall of the house. The saying 'Roots in shade, vines in sun exposure' does hold true for clematis. :) Oh yah, and a little or miracle grow occasionally. Thanks lblackwell and everyone that shared your input in this thread.
Bananna, I've noticed the same phenomenom. The blue double was in bloom, so I'm pretty satisfied with it. The question remains for the pink double, for I haven't seen it making buds yet. I forgot their names, will look at the tags tomorrow. :)
Whoa! ge, you sure do start the day early! bananna18, the blue is Frisca Maria and the pink is 'Empress'. I've some scattered blooms of 'Fireworks' perhaps at present. But April and May was my peak for clems. here. Surely do miss those blooms.