Friday, May 23, 2008

Just Lucky, I Guess

I'm grateful for everyone who noticed the green lawn (however thin) instead of the town dump. You're all too kind. I just wanted to let you know that I'm actually not a bad gardener and my whole yard doesn't look awful. I love Spring when my various perennials make me look good without any effort on my part.

A clematis must be the most unpredictable plant in creation.

Yeah, yeah, I know all about the "head in the sun, feet in the shade" rule, but they like messing with my head. I've planted a couple in what I thought would be the ideal place, nurtured them for years and gotten maybe one blossom every other year.

I've moved them to other spots in the garden to see if I can get better results and occasionally I've hit the clematis flower jackpot.
This is my Comtesse de Bouchard and she loves it by my front porch. And I love having her there.

By all standards, this place should be too shady for her. I don't prune, fertilize or fuss--she does this all on her own.

But I'll take the credit if you insist.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my those are beautiful. I am so jelous of people who can make things grow like that. I have such a black thumb my neighbor's stuff dies if I am around.