Clematis Newbie-Couple pics

shannababy(5b)June 19, 2013

Hi there, I'm very new to clematis but I read a lot last year and planted a bunch in the summer,Unfortunately I came back from vacation this year after everything had sprouted and my husband had done the best he could training everything up the trellis. I didn't have the heart to trim anything with buds, so please be kind.
First bloom on Henryi, Lots of huge buds on very long stalks. Planted in Sept last year so I'm pretty happy its taken off.

Belle of Woking I believe. This was a rescue Clem, so I'm glad I got to see some flowers.

Angela( i think) didn't quite make it up the trellis, She'll be trimmed when she's done and retrained.

Hyde Hall, one of 2 I picked up, masses of flowers on both, Will train after done flowering

And lastly, not a clematis but my Dogwood Venus, Had to go out of my way to get one as shes supposedly not hardy here but she made it through our horrendous winter and is a traffic stopping showstopper her very first year. This is week 4 of blooms! Lost 3 branches last night because of such strong winds here but still beautiful.

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whoops not belle of woking but duchess of edinburgh! Still learning!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 12:15PM
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Your plants all look happy and healthy. In a few years that fence will be stunning, and even now it looks like it's a great improvement over the fence without clematis.

Also, glad to hear that the Venus dogwood has done well. I've been thinking about doing a bit of zone pushing with one of the kousa hybrids.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 9:04PM
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Very nice plants! And your husband did a pretty good job there too. The dogwood is stunning, and you just might have the microclimate there to keep it going, you never know. I'm growing some peach and cherry trees here that are not supposed to survive Minnesota winters. Thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 10:35PM
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