Monday, June 4, 2007

Monday morning Clematis and Oakleaf Hydrangea

Freshly washed by rains leftover from Tropical Storm Barry, here are this morning's blooms.
Twisted around the mailbox, this Henryi clematis is severed down to approximately 12 inches of remaining growth each winter. By late spring, this plant has grown and white blossoms appear. The clematis is nearly indestructible given plenty of water and sunshine.

The Snowflake Oak leaf Hydrangea bursts with panicles of lacy, cream-colored florets. Slow to mature for me, it blooms well each year and offers fall color in the leaves and bark as well.


Tracy said...

That clematis is wonderful! As is that oak leaf hydrangea--very different from the "usual" garden hydrangea. We just planted a purple clematis this past weekend--hope it will do well in its sunny post and grace us with beautiful blooms. Happy Days! :o)

tut-tut said...

Love clematis. Is that a new banner header you have, or have I just not appreciated it?

workinthatpreppy(ADN) said...

Lovely! I have the Oakleaf Hydrangea too and love all the changes it makes throughout the seasons!