Friday, September 19, 2014

A Wall of Flowers

Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) has for the past few weeks been blooming all over town, covering fences, hedges, and the occasional tree in dense curtains of delicate white blossoms.

A close-up of a neighbor's sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora)

I sort of want this as a fabric pattern - the muted yet shimmery colors and that intricacy...


  1. I have seen these along the roadsides. So pretty. I think they leave interesting seed heads when they fade.

  2. That looks spectacular en masse like that!

  3. Looks so beautiful! I have never seen this plant here. How to grow them?

  4. It is a woody climber. People usually buy it as a sapling from a nursery and it gets very large very quickly. Some people even trim it back to a stump every spring and it still gets big again by fall. I am not sure how much of a cold season it needs to thrive, though.


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