Expert tips for growing clematis in your garden or growing for cut bouquets

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Like most plants, clematis like to have even soil moisture without periods of excessive dryness or periods being waterlogged thru poor drainage. Clematis have proved themselves very adaptable in the garden, but being mindful of watering helps the plants … Read more

Most clematis are vigorous, climbing vines. Sometimes referred to  as ‘heavy feeders”, most nutrition is provided by the soil that you plant your clematis in. Fertilizer helps growth and blooms but can not replace planting in good soil. As … Read more

Pruning Type 1 Clematis Flowers

Type 1 clematis are those that bloom the earliest in your garden or on your patio in containers. These clematis form buds in the previous season that are ready at the first signs of  warming … Read more

When your clematis plants are ready to be planted outside, start by selecting a location in an area that has good drainage.

digging-a-hole-to-plant-your-clematisNext dig a hole as large as 18 inches deep and 12- 15 inches wide for each … Read more

best-growing-soil-for-clematis-plantsSoil rich with organic matter and chunky grit such as sharp gravel or horticultural sand is the optimum outdoor planting medium because immature clematis roots find it easier to reach out and grow. Whereas dense soils like clay or rocky … Read more

In mid to late summer, browning lower leaves can be a sign of dehydration, so it is important to keep up watering through the entire growing season. When a plant does not need a leaf any more, the leaf … Read more