Here's two clematis' that I have planted beside one end of the clothesline. They didn't bloom last year, but this year they're blooming up a storm. I have a white one planted up by the porch, and another one the same lilac color as the one here over by the garage. I look in catalogs, and they have some very beautiful ones. Just something else to put on my 'list of plant wishes'. I know, I know, most people will list the name of the plant with the picture. Sorry, one of these days I'll have the time to update my plant notebook and will then consider doing it also. But in consolation, here's another shot of the lilac purple one.
I rained and rained here the last two days. After feeding and watering the chickens and putting the clothes on the clothesline, I made a quick walk through the garden. The wonders of nature do in trance me so. Everything I have planted thus far has at least a couple of little green leaves pushing through the soil. I know gardening isn't like rocket science, but sometimes it makes me want to yell- 'look, look, I planted THAT'. Of course it takes the wind out of my sails when I happen to notice the hundreds of other little green things coming up, that will have to be hoed out as soon as its dry. Weeds. Tons and tons of them. Jeff hoed the garden some last week, and he has now decided that with the rebate check we really should replace the small tiller I used to go in between the rows until it quit working last year. YEAH!! That SO works for me.