Purple Pillar

This week in Mamaroneck the Clematis Jackmanii is insane. The photo is looking up. There were a few blooms last week, this week the entire pillar is covered with flowers. The right hand pillar that is, the left hand pillar which has the same clematis is only half as prolific. This is probably due to very little thought being put into the proper pruning techniques. In fact there are none- we just sort of leave it and I tidy it up when it starts coming back in spring.

We originally planted an autumn clematis here too but that disappeared and remerged in two other places in the garden-in the vegetable beds and this year in the middle of another bed but it looks pretty good tumbling over the stone wall so I've left them. Lassez Faire gardening - my favorite kind.

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