Clematis of the Month for July

Close-Up of Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa

Close-Up of Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa

My life has been crazy in recent weeks, preventing me from posting for a while. So now I have to play catch up.

Choosing the Clematis of the Month in my July garden was not an easy task. But I was up to job and, Ta DAAAAA, it’s Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa. Saying Slice of Pizza comes close to the true pronunciation for those of us who can’t wrap our tongues around the Russian name of this lovely blue clematis. It’s what I like to call a lounger — it doesn’t actually climb, but rathers lounges about on whatever support presents itself. You can see what I mean in the photo below, which shows this clematis adorning the ground at the front of the garden, as well as working it’s way through the yellow-leaved Choisya ‘Sundance’ and the white and fragrant Nicotiana sylvestrus. Check out the close-up above, too.  This beautiful clematis bloomed voraciously in my July garden in spite of a drought. I do water my clems, but they can definitely feel the difference between watering and rain. Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa is still going strong now, in the second week of August.

Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa lounging about

Clematis Sizaia Ptitsa lounging about

 

July Runners’ Up in My Garden

 

Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'

Clematis florida ‘Sieboldii’

 

Clematis Sir Trevor Lawrence (a texensis hybrid)

Clematis Sir Trevor Lawrence (a texensis hybrid)

 

Clematis Jackmanii Purpurea

Clematis Jackmanii Purpurea

 

Clematis viorna

Clematis viorna

   

Upcoming Posts

Open Gardens at Silver Star Vinery

Clematis in Germany and Holland, Part 2

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