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1: Ville De Lyon Clematis | Ville de Lyon is a 10- to 12-foot vine that proudly bears beautifully rounded carmine flowers that shade to deep crimson around the edges. Lovely velvety texture and contrasting golden stamens create a striking blossom. The 5- to 6-inch blooms are born from June to September. Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring.
2: Plant Jackman clematis either in fall or spring. Because of its early summer bloom, spring planting is preferable. Install in a location where the top of the plant receives full sun (although light shade is tolerated) but where the roots and base of the plant are protected by shade. The soil should be fertile and moist but well drained. Amend compacted soil with a 3 inch layer of soil conditioner mixed to a depth of 6-8 inches. Growing Tips Water young plants weekly until showing vigorous growth. Once established, they can handle mild drought, but may need supplemental water in extremely dry weather. Use a half-tablespoon of 10-10-10 per foot of height in April with a secondary dose of a “bloom booster” fertilizer about a month later. Mulch 2 – 3 inches thick protect the roots from heat and to retain soil moisture. Jackman clematis blooms on the current season’s growth and will often bloom better when pruned in early spring before new growth appears. | Jackman Clematis
3: Bees Jubilee Clematis Bees Jubilee boasts a lovely seven to eight petal flower. The petals are white on the margin and brilliant pinkish red down the center bar to the white and maroon stamen. The wavy outer edges of the petals give this flower a lacy elegance.
4: Bradford Pear | Saucer Magnolia | Floribunda Crabapple | Selkirk Crabapple | Facing Page Robinson Crabapple
6: Lilac Time
7: Dahlias Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in (5.1 cm) in diameter or up to 1 ft (30 cm) ("dinner plate").
8: Lilac Time | Playboy and Vera Seyfang
9: Border Dahlia Mix
10: China Doll | Zorro
11: Hissy Fitz | Who Dun It | Cheyenne
21: Day Lilies Apricot Beauty Raspberry Ruffles Cherry Cheeks Stella Doro
24: Spring shade garden
26: Liatris and Butterflies I planted the liatris the year before my son died in an automobile accident when he tried to avoid a coyote that darted into the road in front of him. The butterflies started coming to our yard the next year drawn by the liatris. Although I do not believe that the butterfles are 'signs from my son', I always think of him when I see them visiting my garden.
27: If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. Moslih Eddin Saadi