Is it strange that I try to think of new places to build garden walls and fences just so I can cover them with clematis?
When these beauties are going full tilt they’re as spectacular as a fireworks display. Currently ours are climbing our brick mailbox but I want them in a hundred more places at the Nest.
I’ll attempt to expand our herd this year.
To propagate clematis, cut about a 3-inch section from one of the vines. Make sure it has a couple of leaves. Dip one end into rooting hormone and stick into a 3-inch pot full of damp soilless mix. (Or use an empty yogurt container or other suitable piece of flotsam floating around your house…we always seem to have plenty of yogurt containers awaiting reuse in the recycle bin.) Place a plastic baggie over the cutting and pot. Secure with a rubber band, then place the whole thing out of direct sun in a moderately warm spot. We use the north side of our house for our experiments in propagation.
We’ll see if I have any luck. Keep your fingers crossed for me. By the next Independence Day, we’d like to have these explosions of color all around our home.