End of the Season
Today I picked the last of the Crystal Fountain blossoms from the pot on my deck. While the other clematis on the fence still have a few blossoms they are a bit brown along the edges. There are still some buds on a few plants that will probably freeze with this next week's cold front. Crystal Fountain is two years old and has had blossoms since mid summer.
In a week or two the pots will be brought into our unheated garage for the winter. I treat them like type 3 Clem's and cut them back then remove the trellis to make storing them easier.