I seem to have a lack of talent for growing clematis – or perhaps it’s my lack of attentiveness. This is one of the first ones I I planted, and while it always comes back every year, it never seems to flourish in the way they apparently do according to photos I see in books and online. Apparently, these prefer neutral to alkaline soil, which may be a contributing factor.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!