I like plants, and I am always looking for a way to add “just one more.” I plant clematis in my shrubs and roses, plant vines on my fences and trees, and squeeze bulbs in everywhere.
Some perennials, like this geranium, will weave through everywhere and give you one-inch pink blooms in unexpected places.
One of my favorite plants is the native climbing hydrangea vine, Decumbaria, sent up a big old oak, and giving me 30 feet of (vertical) bloom in May.
Clematis can be planted anywhere, but I am a fool for the small-flowered types, such as the little purple bells you see here scampering through a native azalea. After flowering, seed pods of clematis are highly ornamental, resembling bizarre little silver bottlerockets on your vines. A great selection of small flowered clematis are available by mail order through Dan Long’s Georgia nursery, Brushwood.
Take chances in your garden, discover creative planting ideas and never miss an opportunity for another plant.