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  •  Oh ... (3+ / 0-)
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    estreya, RiveroftheWest, kishik

    if my Henryi clematis were doing better, I'd dig up a shoot and send it to you. But that was the one that got clobbered last year, and I wasn't sure it was going to come back. It is, and it'll be fine, but it's got some recovering to do this year.  

    I got some bird netting hung for it this weekend, so hopefully it will take off now.  :-) It is a late bloomer, though, so we'll have a while to wait for flowers.

    The other white clematis should bloom this month, and the dark purple one won't be far behind.

    •  That's so nice, Welso, thank you! But ... (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, kishik

      .. it's only a matter of time before my grocery store garden center will have a fairly good sized plant for 1/3 the price of the one at the nursery.  It's just a waiting game.

      I checked my scribble, by the way, and the one that so struck me at the nursery is called Clematis Hyde Hall.  If the grocery gets one of those, a decision will have to be made!  Torn between two loves, i am ...

      Is your dark purple a Jackmanii?  I'm vaguely remembering that i might have gotten a Jackmanii because either you, Kish, or J linked a photo i loved ...

      •  I used to have... (2+ / 0-)
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        welso, estreya

        a jackmanii... didn't die by leaf blower, just neglect.  :(  in the front yard... just haven't been able to get to keeping that side of the yard in good order.

        But I shop at the supermarket, too!  I've found I can pick up some really good deals at times (like gorgeous hanging baskets for 9.99)

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Mon May 06, 2013 at 02:37:32 PM PDT

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      •  No, not a jackmanii. (1+ / 0-)
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        estreya

        It's a 'Warszawska Nike' (a/k/a Midnight Showers or Warsaw Nike).

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