The trellis adorned with white clematis--probably the vintage variety 'Candida'
First blossom opened on Easter Sunday.
The tints of pale green in the white blossoms are so fresh and delicate/
Can you tell I love to look at these, take photos--their season is so short.
Nellie Moser--the second to bloom and a standard cultivar.
Both Candida and Nellie Moser were in place when we moved here.
I purchased this one last summer after seeing 'Blue Angel' on Briony's blog at crafty cats.
This variety is H. P. Youngs, and the third to come into bloom.
I didn't realize how easily clematis self-sow, until finding this small Nellie Moser clambering up a nearby nandina shrub.
Nellie in all her glory of pink.
H. P. Youngs
I wish I was more clever with my camera.
Candida blooms are going gently to seed.
I over-wintered a root of H. P. Youngs which separated itself from the plant in the nursery pot.
Last week I carefully extracted a small well-rooted new plantlet of Candida.
I'm planning to collect seeds of all three clematis--just because--to see what I can do with them.
And because I must have clematis when we move to the other house.
I'm eyeing spots on the north, west and east walls there--the east wall is heavily shaded, so perhaps not a good candidate.
My gardens increasingly overwhelm me with the physical attention needed, but the rewards
are so very great.