|Clematis 'paul farges'|
It has been a resident of my estate for 10 years now, I faithfully cut it back each fall and it leaps forth in the spring, grows and blossoms vigorously, then we come to this time when I have to give it the annual haircut.
|Sweeping up after the haircut|
|Off to the recycle center|
I'm not just complaining out loud, there is a point to all this. For all you gardeners embarking on the joys of planting, think through how big your plants are going to be when they mature before you make that fateful decision to dig that hole and put them in. I'm sure I will change my mind in the spring, but for now I'm not sure that this one is worth the work... Here's what it looks like now:
|What Paul looks like after the haircut|