Hello, I’m Laura and I’m a clemaniac. I love to blather on about all the varied blossom colors, flower shapes, bloom times, well, basically all aspects of the beautiful genus, clematis, The Queen of Climbers. Every week or two I will post about what I’m doing with clematis in my Seattle garden, be it pruning, buying, planting, starting seeds, perusing online and hardcopy catalogues, studying, visiting clematis in other gardens (as well as my own), dealing with diseases, and whatever else I run into about clematis.
I have been growing clematis since the mid-ninties, first in my Boston garden where I left behind 50 clematis, and since 2005 in Seattle where I currently have 145 clematis, and counting. I grow them everywhere—in trees and shrubs, scrambling over perennials, and on fences, trellises, and arbors. I enjoy sharing my clematis knowledge with others and frequently present PowerPoint talks on clematis at the Flower and Garden Show, garden clubs, nurseries, and other venues throughout Greater Seattle. I am a member of the International Clematis Society, the British Clematis Society, and the Rogerson Clematis Collection (in Portland, Oregon). I was privileged to attend the 2010 and 2011 International Clematis Society Conferences in Portland and Belgium, respectively, and plan to go to the 2013 conference in Germany in June. Doesn’t that sound like a clemaniac to you?
Hope you’ll stop by now and then and check out what I’m doing!
Here’s the lovely white Clematis ‘Huldine’ showing off in my garden in July with C. “Madame Julia Correvon’ as a charming backdrop.