If you have been following this blog you know I have a passion for clematis. (see categories)
Clematis ‘Madame Edouard Andre’I was hoping some of my plants would re-bloom this autumn but such is not the case. However, my friend Lyndy Broder has many and she was kind enough to send me some photos. BTW she grows well over 300 of them in her Georgia garden. (I’ll post her garden this coming spring..it is a real treat.) Meanwhile, these are blooming in her garden NOW, in NOVEMBER!!!! (I love gardening in the south!)
Clematis ‘Reimans’, an Estonian hybrid, above, C. ‘Angelique’ below
Clematis ‘Solina’ blends beautifully with these asters…
Above, Clematis cirrhosa ‘Lansdowne Gem’ has nodding bell-shaped flowers and evergreen foliage.
Whenever there is a question on Clematis I call Lyndy. She is on speed dial during pruning season, putting down her secateurs to share her vast knowledge. And I do mean vast. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Clematis Society and contributes regularly to their website. Recently she wrote the section on Clematis for Allan Armitage’s book on Vines & climbers.
To her credit, all this knowledge was aquired within the last 15 years when she developed an interest in Horticulture, AFTER she retired from a 9-5 !
Clematis ‘Ville de Lyon’
All the above photos were taken by her brilliantly talented daughter MIA BRODER.