At the Farm

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)June 9, 2011

A few garden photos for today:

Clematis Asao

Clematis Cassis

Blue and yellow iris

Iris Silverado

Enjoy your gardens!

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

The Asao looks awfully attractive! But I will restrain myself... In addition to the swag, last summer I added clematises to just about everything I thought could take them. I was just out whacking back asters and noticed that the Odoriba that I planted with 'The Swan' hydrangea is going nuts! Since it's going to take The Swan (planted last spring) a few years to get a substantial size, the clematis is too big for it in the shortterm. Any advice on what to do in the shortterm gb? If I keep the clematis cut back, will it hurt it in the longterm? I thought about maybe putting in a temporary bamboo tripod but I'm not sure whether that might shade the hydrangea or otherwise cramp its growth. My preference would be to keep some of the excess growth of the vine trimmed back. Will that work?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 4:37PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Woody, you're dealing with a pruning group 3 vine, so trimming it back a bit after blooming shouldn't harm it too much. Personally, I wouldn't want to discourage it from growing, and would do the tripod (or 5-pod) trick. You prune it back a good deal each early spring anyway. Fertilize your hydrangea and give it a serious talk! ;) They may have to fight it out eventually!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 5:42PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Since the hydrangea is the type you can cut back each spring quite hard, I figure the clematis will get cut back when I trim the shrub. But I've probably got three years before the shrub gets up to starting to have a decent size. I will acquire some tall bamboo poles - we just put our two 8' bamboo tripods in the pots for the climbing beans, so I need to get more poles...

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 6:34PM
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triple_creek(z5)

Clematis Cassis is a nice color Bug and I like Siverado too.

Woody I think the tripod is a good idea.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 9:15PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Lovely pics of lovely flowers Bug. Your Asao looks to be a paler color than the one I have here. Also, I've never seen a double blossom on mine.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 6:56AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

A few more from between thunderstorms today...

Viburnum behind barn

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 1:32PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

More gorgeous pics bug, that first iris is fabulous

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 10:04PM
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triple_creek(z5)

I want a poppy like that.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 12:36AM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

I want at least one of each!!!!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 1:59PM
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