Can’t Keep a Good Clematis Down

Back here I told you someone had shredded my clematis vines.

Not much left but it’s still alive!

But lookey here good old Henryi formed some flower buds.

Buds formed as the vine climbed up the signpost.

And began to grow .  .  .

The flower buds began to form.

and  grow.

A white clematis bud is as big as a child’s fist.

Two very large blossoms (7-inch diameter) and a dozen smaller (4-inch diameter) but elegant and  frilly ones appeared on the plant.

A large, pure white blossom.

What a delightful surprise.

The clematis vine has grown all the way out to the end of The Glade signpost.

Have you had any surprises lately?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Can’t Keep a Good Clematis Down”

  1. Thanks so much for dropping down to GA for a visit! You two have undertaken quite a job, but looks like some great progress is being made. Love gardens, not really a green thumb here, but enjoy the beauty!

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