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Sweet Autumn Clematis

September 20th, 2009

I have a Sweet Autumn Clematis vine on the fence by our driveway. Every September, I’m amazed when it blooms. It’s a beautiful vine, very vigorous. It covers a good part of the fence and grows almost to the top of the dogwood tree nearby.
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I noticed this year that the bees LOVE it as well.
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One reason I like this clematis is because it blooms when a lot of other things are fading. It’s a crisp white & green among all the brown in the garden!

What’s blooming in your garden right now? Any great fall blooming plants you’d recommend?

7 Comments to “Sweet Autumn Clematis”
  1. liz on September 20, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Wonderful photos, it must be such a welcome sight in the garden at this time of year when little else is around.

    I love this Clematis, definitely something to add to the garden!
    .-= liz´s last blog ..Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – September 2009 =-.

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  2. annie avery on September 20, 2009 at 7:51 am

    i found a gentian last week, small little thing one plant only. amazing that, after all these years of weed whacking and plant-ignorance of the previous resident, it still lives!! i love gentian, sturdy little things. our st john’s wort is still flowering and the sedum is turning a bright pink. rudbekia are proud and yellow, and queen anne still stands tall and flowers with pride for her longevity! munched on the last of the blackberries off the top of the branches, having shared with various creatures including the pup, who has learned to eat berries off the plants. autumn olive is now ready to harvest and waiting for the first frost to harvest the hawthorn berries. i live on ten acres of hillside in delaware county in ny. my first year here, full of wonder and joy ..

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  3. Chicago Mike on September 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    My pumpkins keep expanding and blooming. I have new pumpkins. Those things are just unbelievable.
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..The Coolest Kid In The Neighborhood =-.

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  4. Francesca on September 21, 2009 at 1:47 am

    How beautiful to have a flowering plant at this time of year! My garden is in a sad, end of season state at the moment (the brown look you mention). Hopefully I’ll have chrysanthemum flowers in a month or so.
    .-= Francesca´s last blog ..co-op work =-.

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  5. Annette on September 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you for naming this vine – we have one, I love it and no one seemed to be able to tell me what it was.

    Ours smells like jasmine. Mmmmmm.
    .-= Annette´s last blog ..Socking it =-.

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  6. Dick on September 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    When is the best time to transplant sweet autumn

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    • Susy on September 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

      Generally if something blooms in the fall you transplant in spring, if it blooms in the spring you transplant in the fall.

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