A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Last year I purchased a clematis which was supposed to be variety "Jackmanii". I thought the deep purple hue of the clematis meandering through the rosy pink of "Climbing America" would be a stunning match. What weakly bloomed instead last year, was an unnamed variety in a pastel lavender shade. I didn't think the poor thing would make it through the tough Maine winter. This year, instead of being disappointed in the unplanned match, I have come to see that Mother Nature often does a better job of planning than we mere mortals. The clematis not only survived, but thrives in the thorny arms of the rose, embracing her companion with tender touch. Her lavender petals and deep purple "eyes" are lovely. I have since named this beautiful, delicate plant, who's determined to "just get along in this world", "Miss Sunshine"!
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.