Sunday, July 8, 2012
Clematis Open Garden
One of the things I love about summer is the opportunity to look in gardens of inspirational growers. I can’t say that about my garden. I have a bad habit of buying just one of something to try it out. I do not buy multiples like the gardening gurus tell you to do so that you have a large swath of colour. It is a bad habit that I endeavour each year to break.
I had the pleasure of visiting a gal I have known for a while who gardens with purpose and she loves clematis. I don’t think she has met one she did not like. She grows many beautiful and different varieties; some from seed and some from various nurseries selling unusual specimens. On several weekends every summer she opens her gardens for anyone to visit. A couple of weekends ago I did that and I came away feeling somewhat dismayed at what I achieve here in the Sandbox but with a sense of wonder too at what is achievable.
I have included just some of the delightful sights I saw that day. Donna thank you for an inspiring visit.
I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday. Have a great week.