This time of the year my "Sweet Autumn" Clematis is in full bloom. If you need a vine that covers quickly and abundantly, plant this perennial. It doesn't need full sun, but it requires some, so don't plant it in full shade. Give it a little water throughout the summer months and on or about Labor Day you will be blessed with tiny white blossoms that completely cover the plant.
It covers about a 12-15 foot area on the front fence (one plant!)
And climbs up and over an arbor built on the top of the garage doors. We have a double garage and it covers over half across, again 1 plant.
Felt the need to add a Kim Klassen texture to this little blossom.
If you do decide to add this lovely vine to your garden, do NOT add more than 1 to a specific location because as I said before they grow fast and are profusely abundant. Two plants would swallow whatever it is growing on. If you want to cover a long fence, space your plantings at least 15 feet or so apart. How many vines can give you this much for so little??
While out snapping photos of the clematis I noticed the bees almost in a drunken stupor as they buzzed around the blanket flower. They were so happy to bury their heads and eat or drink (not sure) from the center of these blooms. I like sharing with the bees, they do good things for us humans.
This week on Picture Inspiration the prompt is "From Where I Stand"....in other-words, take a picture of your feet. Last week it was legs, I am hoping she stops there with the body-parts.
The time between the end of summer and the beginning of Fall.
I am off to get ready for the new Fall season on TV. Tell me what sounds interesting to you this new season.
"You never grow old until you've lost all your marvels." ~ Merry Browne
Until next time.......