At A Glance: Two Clematis

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  1. What are the Clematis you have planted here? They are lovely.

    • Deborah Silver says:

      The dark purple clematis is “The President” The pale lavender clematis-I cannot remember the cultivar. I just meant to plant two clematis whose flowers contrasted. Interested in planting clematis? Order from Brushwood Nursery-they sell great plants. They have a great website-pictures, and descriptions.

  2. Rocky Morgan says:

    How do you prune these Clematis plants on the bench after blooming to keep them at just the right height and form?

    • Deborah Silver says:

      Dear Rocky, this is the third year for these clematis. I have not pruned them yet. After they bloom, I will try to coax the new growth along the back of the bench. In general, I try to interfere with the perennial plants and vines as little as possible. Arborvitae, yews and boxwood-these plants I prune. The clematis, I am standing back a little-just guiding.

  3. A beautiful composition! Did you protect the clematis roots in some way so pachysandra roots would not strangle them?

    • Deborah Silver says:

      Dear Connie, The clematis are planted in the European ginger. There is edger strip between the pachysandra, and the European ginger. But I would have never thought that pachysandra roots would strangle the clematis. What is your experience? Thanks, Deborah

      • We had two thriving clusters of trillium that the pachysandra devoured over time, so we feel the need to be very judicious about what we intermingle with the pachysandra.

        • Deborah Silver says:

          Connie, my clematis is isolated from the pachysandra. To date, the European ginger has not seems to harm the clematis.

  4. Lovely! What is that ground cover beneath the metal bench?

    • Deborah Silver says:

      European ginger. This is a great plant for partial/full shade. Glossy leaved-and easy to grow.

      • What is the name of the white one? Thanks!

        • Deborah Silver says:

          Bonnie, the single white rose is an early 20th century shrub rose-I believe of English breeding. Sally Holmes. So well worth growing. It is vigorous, reblooming, and responds well to pruning. Thanks, Deborah

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