Showing posts from September, 2015

Late Summer Blossoms

Some of my favorite fragrant flowers bloom in late summer. Although the summer season goes by way too quickly, I often find myself thinking "I can't wait until my Sweet Autumn clematis blooms in September". It is a beautiful and delightful fragrance that reminds me of jasmine-only lighter. Clematis paniculata typically blooms end of August thru September. It is an aggressive vine that can grow up to 12' in one season! The blossoms are star-shaped and quarter-sized with a cream color. When finished blooming, the seed pods remain on the vine and are proliferic. They have sort of a whirly appearance and release cotton-like "fuzzies" in the air. Between the milkweed pod seeds and the clematis seeds, my backyard, at times, looks like a magical party complete with white confetti.