Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Flower update.  The clematis is going nuts and has climbed most of the drift wood I placed in the yard.  The tips of the tiny vines are moving back and forth looking for more stuff to climb on.  I'll have an enormous wood pile in the yard if this goes on.  I love it.  The climbing roses are somewhat of a pain because they seem to be acting like the bean stalk that Jack climbed.  I'm not sure what to do about them.  If they continue to grow upward, the stalks will break with the weight of the huge blooms at the top and the wind will also have a negative affect.  I guess I'll have to go get more drift wood.  It's fun though.

Clematis isn't real impressive when viewed as a whole, but when I focus on the individual sections of vines - it becomes beautiful.  The plant appears to have a mind of it's own as it selects little irregularities in the wood where it can get a hold and clings tenaciously to that spot while it shoots up new vines that grasp the wood tightly as the vine pushes and pulls itself upward and outward.