Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Clematis and Peonies

The first two Clematis and three of the new Peonies are out in bloom now, as we enjoy these new plants Mrs. F.G. ordered last fall.  It's hard to believe that only 9 months ago this entire back yard was just grass!  Both the patio and the expanded garden were only really started last August and September.  What a change!

This my favourite Clematis for colour, a very deep ruby-red.  As you know, I just like bright colours.  This is Clematis niobe, the Early Large-flowered Clematis.

The new Clematis out front has been planted under the new obelisk, and it's tall enough to almost reach the top.  It's also a deep red colour, not quite fully out yet and a smaller-flowered one.  I can't get close to it, so Mrs. F.G. took this one, as well as the two of the red Peony below.  This is Clematis 'Princess Diana'.  As you can see, this flower is a different shape as well, like many of the smaller-flowered Clematis.  Compare this to the second photo above, where the petals are almost flat/

And the Peonies continue to bloom.  This is the bright pink one.

This is a very pale pink one.

And these are a bright red one, almost the same colour as the first Clematis above.  So the first group of Mrs. F.G.'s new colourful spring plants has done well.  We'll have to wait for the next group, in early July, the Day Lilies, to have another burst of colour.



16 comments:

  1. Stunning flowers and such rich colours.

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  2. That red clematis is outstanding.

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  3. Beautiful. I've never seen a red clematis before.

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  4. I really like the red theme. Your gardens are looking outstanding.

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  5. Clematis flowers are so pretty. I do not have one of them yet. Peonies are pretty. I finally had mine bloom this year even though it's only one since it's not in the ground, still in pot I got years ago for mother's day from my daughter. Hopefully my husband will plant 2 rose bushes soon. One I bought and one given to us on our 40th anniversary entitled In The Mood. Have a good day!

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  6. Peonies are a favourite of mine but that clematis is gorgeous. New favourite!

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  7. Gorgeous blooms, so bright and cheerful. Enjoy!

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  8. Mrs. FG has more than just green thumbs to have this beautiful display in the first year!

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  9. The red clematis, stunning, I haven't seen any with that shade, only the mauves and purples here, but am sure they will be in a specialist store. Peony, the Queen of all blooms, here they will flower in November, and always so much better further south. Too warm where we live for them to thrive, although I have read that dumping huge blocks of ice on the soil can help!!!!A new garden from nothing, the joy as each season will show all those delights,Mrs F G, your planning and all the work from others has truly paid off in a huge way.

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  10. The red Clematis are beautiful each in their own way. I have a purple one with those bell shaped blooms. The red is stunning.

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  11. Those are impressive clematis (clemati?).

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  12. Your Clematis are way ahead of ours but I think that is due to the problem we have here of too much shade from the tall Pine trees. Like you, I am attracted by bright colors as well. Nice flower close-ups.

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  13. I am so happy to see the fruits of your labours! Just lovely!

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  14. That Red Clematis is a real beauty!

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