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Sunday, 12 July 2009

Survival


Where I lived before, I had this clematis growing on my balcony, since three years back or so. When I moved last summer, it did not seem possible to successfully move the whole plant. I took a chance and just saved some cuttings from it, without even knowing if it was possible to propagate this kind of plant from cuttings. But it was! The cuttings took root and survived the winter indoors in one of my windows. I put it outside in May. It is of a kind that usually goes into bloom early in the spring, so I didn't really expect any flowers this summer. But now, one year after my move, in July, the clematis is flowering again on my new balcony!






2 comments:

Dr.John said...

You did a great job. We had a wonderful clematis when we lived in Crystal Falls but here iin Neenah we keep killing them.

Marilyn said...

I'm impressed. I didn't know you could grow clematis from cuttings.

The sweet autumn clematis in my garden is a seedling. The mother plant was growing in the wrong place and died when I moved it. Fortunately the variety comes true from seed. It grows almost 30 feet in a season and has fragrant blooms in September. I cut it down to within two feet of the ground every spring.

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