Friday, May 13, 2011
I am adding some clematis to the new rose garden to take advantage of the many obelisks hanging around from the climbing vegetables and to add interest in the way of vertical elements. In the larger raised beds I have four of one kind of rose with a clematis growing in the middle. This one is 'Rogue Cardinal'. Planting clematis is always stressful due to their extremely sensitive roots and brittle stems. I feel anxious just watching hopeful gardeners toting tall blooming containers out of the nursery because I know there is a good chance they will kill them, or at least damage them quickly unless they understand the precautions needed when transplanting these beauties. I speak as someone who has murdered many and I kind of know what I'm doing! I'll let you know how it went next week!