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Climbers on the Arch

June 14th, 2018

Last fall, I used a stock panel to make an arch at the main entrance of the back garden. I planted a grape on one corner and a clematis on each of the other three. The grapevine is still small, only about a foot tall, the clematis planted on the side with it is also fairly short, only a few feet tall but it’s blooming.

The two on the other side are fairly tall, both have lots of buds. I still need to plant a few things along the base of the clematis to keep the roots cool.

I’ve been trying to incorporate more climbers in the garden. Most of these clematis I got at the local discount store as tiny bare rooted plants for a few dollars each. It’s nice see them finally starting to bloom and grow.

Do you have any climbers in your garden?

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