Monday, June 3, 2013

Quirky Clematis


My clematis are such interesting characters.

Some of them grab their neighbour's hand
and grow together



Some are shy
and hide each chance they get



Some reach out
and wave their leaves at me
like they're trying to hail a passing cab


Then there are those daredevils
who bungee jump
out into the world
with no safety net
sure that everything will work out
and where they land
is where they're meant to be



While others triple wrap themselves


And hang on for dear life


So whether you're a happy-go-lucky,
seize-the-day
leaf waver

Or feel safer holding the hand of a friend


Just remember to keep on growing :)

22 comments:

  1. wow..... very beautiful... i miss really clematis in my Garden...

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  2. My favorite part is when they take over structures and buildings. The tendrils always had me excited about what the plant would become:)

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  3. So beautiful, Rosemary. I love the triple wrap thing. :)

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  4. Loved the photos and especially the text to go with them.
    Marian

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  5. Hi Rosemary,
    this you say very nice job so you can enjoy the beginning to the flowering HEAR GREAT!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  6. The photos of the performing clematis :-) and your lovely words have touched my heart!
    I love it!!
    Best wishes
    Rosalie

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  7. Yes they are very free spirited , a plant I really love, I have about 10 of them in my little city garden...flowering in different periods. Great post!

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  8. Love the variety of personalities these vines hold! The vine holding on for dear life made me smile! I like your dragonfly decor also:)

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  9. Wonder what is your job.
    The best in condition! hug

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  10. I have some Jackman clematis and you have described its behaviors very well. Overall I would say the Jackman vines tend to be on the extroverted side of things.

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  11. They all are the same yet so different in their characters. Beautiful perspective and perfectly complementing words to the pictures: Loved reading this Rosemary, this was fun :)

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  12. Great pictures - exciting with clematis - even some :)

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  13. Una serie molto bella e delicata...complimenti!

    Ciao
    Vito

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  14. bonjour tes photos respirent je trouve
    tout monte si haut et tout tourne aussi
    J'aime beaucoup tes idées
    bise

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  15. Mines look like yours on the last photo: hand by hand. When I show them the net to hold, the next day they do the same:hand by hand. Characters!
    Happy gardening, Rosemary!

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  16. Sprytne są Twoje powojniki. Moje nie były takie i wiatr wiele gałazek połamał. Twoje opowiadanie o nich było urocze. Pozdrawiam.
    Smart is Your clematis. Mine did not have a lot of wind and broke twigs. Your story about them was charming. Yours.

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  17. I love how you find personality and character in your plants!

    One of my clematis has just finished blooming and the other two have ripening buds. I can't wait to see photos of yours when they bloom.

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  18. You have lovely characters in you Clematis-family!

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  19. In photos 1 and 4 you leave the topic beautifully come forward with beautiful soft background. your other pictures are lovely to look at but the two mentioned stand out :-)

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  20. Beautiful photography, we love Clematis and are planting more in our garden. We recently bought one called Clematis Rouguchi aJapanese hybrid.

    Regards
    Roy Tamborine Mountain.Queensland Australia

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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