Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spring Favorite

Now that's a cottage welcome!

Nelly Moser's irresistible with her lush, exuberant growth and amazing blooms.  My smile is an ear-to-ear grin whenever I walk by.  Even if my front door still isn't farmhouse green...yet.

I'm seeing the world through my rose-colored glasses as I move through my garden. Every day brings a new treasure to enjoy., but Nelly Moser is definitely the star of the garden.  Last week there was only a single blossom promising delights to come.
Now? Oh my gosh--how many clematis blossoms can you put on one plant?

And they're HUGE. As beautiful close up as they are from the front walk.
If I was a flower fairy, I'd surely choose a clematis vine to nap in.  I'd wrap myself in one of the two-toned petals and nod off as the breezes gently rocked me.  And I'd pluck the silky seed balls each autumn to spin my winter blanket from.

Sweet garden dreams, my friends.

Wishing you joy,

Participating in these parties.  Come join me, you can never have too many flowers or too many friends!

And Show and Tell at My Romantic Home, of course!  
As well as my newly found Fresh-Cut Fridays over at Rose Vignettes!


  1. that is a beautiful clematis. The previous owner of our house planted one and this is the first spring of the past three we have lived here that is has bloomed so I could finally see what color it was and it's a pinkish-purple. I hope to post pictures of it next week. Love the stripes on yours though.

  2. The color of that clematis is outstanding. Thanks for the name of my bush....Bridal Veil. I appreciate it, Linda

  3. Your clematis makes me smile as well, and I hope your farmhouse dreams come true.
    As for the baby bird, I am pretty sure that what hooked me on your blog was a hilarious post YOU did about raising a baby bird.Oh, the trials of motherhood, those 4:00 feedings, the lack of sleep, the constant cheep, cheep, cheeping! I must go dig into your blog and find that post.

  4. I found it, it was EAST,the baby sparrow.!

  5. Oh wow. Your Clematis is perfection! It just screams, "Look at me, I'm sooooo pretty!"

    Thanks for joining the garden party,

  6. Your Nellie Moser is gorgeous--look at those huge flowers! Must make it fun to walk up to the front door every day.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I will visit your blog again!

  7. I love clematis and have been thinking of finding room for another one. I will remember this variety. So pretty!

  8. Your Nelly is beautiful Roxie. It looks so pretty on your entry porch. She is loaded with blooms too.

  9. That is a beautiful entry! You should link that up for Fresh-Cut Friday! :) Your blog is so pretty. I am your newest follower.


  10. Beautiful! I've been wanting a clematis, maybe a white or purple one for my shed corner. You've definitely conviced me now!

  11. This year, I try again with clematis. I failed completely with Ville de Lyon a few years ago. But this year I do another try with the blue Mr. President. The full bloom. It is still in kruka.Jag has not yet decided where it will be planted. But it is onekerligen nice to you. Have it at the entrance. Nellymoser is truly beautiful. Wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

  12. That's a happy, gorgeous clematis-enjoy:@)

  13. Gorgeous as always! And nice to see your cottage sign still proudly displayed.

  14. Whoo-Hoo, I love Nelly Moser and just planted 4 new one's this season. They are small but blooming. Can't wait for them to be your size..what a beauty!
    found you at Fresh Cut Friday and now a follower. Enjoy today!

  15. Jealous, jealous, jealous...but in a good way. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

  16. Nelly Moser is such a beautiful clematis! Mine has not quite bloomed yet, but yours is a real show-stopper.

  17. Beautiful Clematis! Very striking and it looks very happy where it is!