September 12, 2023

Planting Clematis, the Queen of Climbers

Do you know... clematis is known as the queen of climbers and is among the most decorative and spectacular of all the flowering vines? It looks great growing on trellises, over arbors, and up posts. The star like blooms come in beautiful shades of pink, white, blue, red, purple, and bicolor.

I have always loved clematis, and over the years I have grown many varieties of this wonderful plant. When I purchased my Bedford, New York farm, I built a long, winding pergola, supported by antique granite uprights where I could grow lots of clematis. From time to time, we add more clematis to these supports. We also plant them next to some of the surrounding trees. And then starting in late spring, a surge of magnificent clematis blooms appear and continue through summer.

Here are photos of some of the clematis we planted yesterday, enjoy.