Wednesday, August 30, 2006

duchess of albany

Annie in Austin wondered if my clematis is the texensis hybrid "Duchess of Albany". She is absolutely right. I can hardly wait for it to develop as I plan to put an arbour near it (I know, that's working backwards, isn't it -- the arbor should have been built first), to arch over the thyme walk, with a climbing rose on the other side. For more on this clematis check here and here.

One of my favorite Finnish bloggers, MariaJ, has a picture of a clematis that I am lusting after now as well, Paul Farges "Summer Snow". Also here.

Sedum "Matrona". Looks pretty ok here beside an amur maple, although I wish the downspout from the eavestrough would disappear...sigh


Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Kati, this clematis is so elegant, more like an Audrey Hepburn than a Jessica Simpson.

Mine was on a dark brown rail fence, twined with one of the hybrid musk roses, 'Kathleen', and with lambs ears and white creeping phlox at the base. Whether it still exists in my old garden or not, in my mind it exists as a perfect combination. Thanks for the additional photos!

6:03 p.m.  
Blogger Kerri said...

Hi Kati,
Thanks for visiting! It's always nice to 'meet' new blogfriends.
I too love clematis and yours is so pretty. The 'Summer Snow' does look gorgeous. Oh, to be able to grow everything we'd like to!!
Annie sure knows a lot of plant names, doesn't she? A very handy lady to have around :)
Glad you enjoyed the cats. I'd happily give you one or two if I could, although we have trouble parting with them :)

12:20 p.m.  
Blogger MariaJ said...

Oh it was so nice to see you like Clematis also. You certainly have to buy Paul Farges, its adorable, its blooming, blooming, blooming.... I just wish the weather will be like this for a long time so I can admire it.
Thanks for your kind words!

12:41 p.m.  

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