Foxglove and clematis

The clematis I planted on the trellis earlier this year is doing well. It is getting quite a few blooms and starting to cover the trellis completely. I finally got a copy of Month-By-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky by Judy Lowe to help me make sure that I am giving the plants what they need in a timely manner. The Georgia version was a book a pretty much lived by when I was in Georgia, extremely helpful. This morning I learned that clematis likes very acidic soil and the roots like shade but the leaves like sun. I think I will have to get some mulch for the pots to help with this. I will probably get some pine straw or pine mulch since they like the acidity. The roses could use some of that too.

The foxglove is getting a second wind. The first wind had them growing very tall and spindly so I pruned the top of the blooms off so they could put their efforts into growing lower. It has taken a lot of watering this year since we have had quite a heat spell, but they are seeming to acclimate. This is the first time I have grown either foxglove or clematis.

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  1. Geographic Designer

    Cool post! I actually just finished designing a poster for Georgia. Check it out. http://50statesdesignproject.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/48-georgia-on-my-mind/

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