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A Pretty Clematis on Macro Saturday

I do not know the names of this clematis.  I thought it was perhaps Josephine but it does not have that huge double centre in it.   This clematis was planted several years ago at the base of our arbor.  It comes up very nicely each year and then promply wilts never to be seen again.  This year I suspect it did better because we had over the winter the niger seed feeder just above it and the seed that was strewn by the birds piled up on the ground just above the sleeping clematis.  The heat or insulated properties of the seed created a suitable environment for the spring sprouting.   Anyway, I am just happy to see this pretty little thing in bloom.  I hope I get more than one bloom but I will just enjoy.   I hope you are having some surprises in your garden too.  

I am contributing this clematis as my humble offering for Macro Saturday here.



Olga said…
Valerie, your clematis is gorgeous! I love the color.
Lori E said…
Isn't that a pretty one. Mine tend to disappear too.
Short but definitely sweet.
maiaT said…
Humble?! This is gorgeous Valerie, both flower and photo.
What a lovely color and excellent macro.
Those double petals in the middle are really special.
Thanks for this beautiful contribution on Macro Flowers Saturday!
Have a great weekend!
A great shot of the clematis and a beautiful shade of lavender. Jen
Beverley Baird said…
This is a gorgeous macro shot of a gorgeous flower!
Mary Lou said…
So pretty Valerie. We can not get ours to grow or bloom. I think it's the soil that has a lot of clay in it.
Have a good weekend.
Petit Eyekiss said…
Beautiful color on your Clematis. I looked at Google but I coulden´t find just this kind.
Self Sagacity said…
Yes. This flower is very pretty. I like the soft tones of it, and the healthy looking leaves as well.
Crafty Gardener said…
gorgeous clematis, mine hasn't bloomed yet
Naturegirl said…
Valerie I love the way the clematis makes it's bold stetement climbing it's way to the top!I agree with you this lovely clematis is not Josephine as I planted one yesterday and the flower is very different.
Its a lovely photo - I too sometimes have clematis suffering from clematis wilt - I've now tried to buy ones that are resistant to the fungal infection. Your clematis probably appreciated the shade on its roots - I cover my roots with stones.
Kathy said…
The Clematis is gorgeous! I love the colors in your garden!
God Bless,
Icy BC said…
Beautiful clematis and soft color!

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