Need crystal fountain help
I was (kind of still am) a new gardener two years ago when we bought our house. There was already an empty trellis frame on the front porch, so I bought two clematis to grow up it. I lost both tags. One is 'Autumn Joy' and the other must be 'Crystal Fountain.' Naturally, Murphy's Law took over and I put the Autumn Joy in front and the Crystal Fountain in back! Perhaps I should reverse them this fall. I have never done anything to the Crystal Fountain. It is growing v e r y s l o w l y while the Autumn Joy seemed to need a shot of Ritalin to keep it behaving. Last year I had two spring blooms, and this year I had three. I'm trying to research how to care for this clematis and increase it's health and blooming. I did read on this forum to "prune hard" the first two years. If I didn't prune hard after the first year, how should I prune it now? If I do want to reverse the Autumn Joy and Crystal Fountain, should I prune them both back hard so nothing is attached to the trellis and move them now or later?