Monday, September 2, 2013


Sweet Autumn Clematis

I've renamed this vine Sweet Hotter than Hell Clematis, since in Texas it blooms in late August and early September.  The hot  summer sun magnifies its sweet heady fragrance. By the time the part of year it's name for comes around the blooms are pretty much spent.   This Clematis climbs up an arbor in close vicinity to a huge American Beautyberry and an elderly Crepe Myrtle, which both contrast nicely with its pristine white flowers.