Yesterday evening, I planted two clematis jackmanii: one next to the dead tree near the creek, with the idea that the tree provides a natural pergola and the beautiful vine will climb and flower all over it. As long as I remember to check it for water, remember to tell Dylan where it is so he doesn't mow/weedwhack it, and the turkeys don't think it's a delicacy. The other one I planted on the outside of the pool fence, on the sunset side of the house. Its roots should be shaded by the pool trees.
Fingers-crossed they will go. Clematis have always been tricky for me... I've had a few fail when tiny, but once they are established, everything's fine. Check back here in a couple of years.
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