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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WW: Clematis



Last year, at the end of the season, I got this pretty-much-dead clematis from the garden centre at Home*Depot for either 50 or 75 percent off it's original price. The leaves were all brown and there were no flowers on it. It was not very big at all. I based my selection on the photo that was attached to the flower pot.

I put it at the side of my house and hoped it would grow and thankfully, it did! So far there are only 2 flowers and one bud, and it's not quite as tall as it is supposed to be in its maturity, so I hope next year it will be even taller.

But isn't the flower beautiful, and so unique?! I just love the little puff in the middle and the purple hue. My camera does not always capture the color purple for some reason, but thankfully it did for this photo.

The point to my long-winded post? Don't dismiss a perennial just because it's past it's seasonal prime!

5 comments:

sandy said...

That is beautiful! I love the color!

amber said...

It's beautiful!

MemeGRL said...

If these are the same breed of clematis my mother grew, they will be awesome after the flowers are gone too. All those things in the middle will grow and curve and look just like a 60s-style pixie wig for a Barbie doll (yes, you can guess how old I was when my mom grew them!). I love clematis--good for you for rescuing that one!

Liz said...

I so love these plants and have tried to plant them several times with no success. There's always next year!

Yaya said...

I had the same thing happen with a dying-on-clearance cactus with orange buds and now it is thriving.