Lovely Purple

@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 1, 2007 8:49am CST
It finally opened up this morning. And to think it only took 2 years for this dang Clematis to grow for Mr Green Thumb Grandpa Bob. HAHAHAHA! I don't see anymore buds on the Clematis yet either. But it's beautiful none the less being all alone. I also moved it to a stake pole instead of the wire. Maybe it wanted to be straight up reaching for the sun gods? Hahaha! Thanks for letting me share my beautiful garden results here everyone. I love my gardening hobby. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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13 responses
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 Jul 07
That is definitely a gorgeous flower hon. Maybe the reason it was the only one on there is because it wanted all of the attention from it's admirers. LOL
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I'm so angry at myself- I just went out and took 15 pictures of things outside- (to start new discussions) and also to post my clematis-- I can't find the cable that hooks the computer and the camera- Youd be so impressed with my clematis- I am going to find that acble and add another comment- I am! I think it is at work- I think my clematis has at least 100 flowers- Gorgeous- Your flower is great too!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Run out to Walmart. tehy run about $5 only. HAHAHA!!
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@GardenGerty (116576)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I was thinking I had never planted clematis, I did but they did not survive, and I have not tried again. I may have to next year. I grew up with one that was maybe a little more blue purple than this one. Your statement about the pole may actually be the clue. My mom kept hers on a trellis, made out of rebar, of all things. This is lovely, keep up the good work.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Clematis - This is my clematis- it is growing over the trellis in the backyard- I love it- I work on it each year to make it grow up and over- this time I left it alone and it grew over by itself!
OK--- I found my cable and I'm going to try to add the photo- wish me luck! and please respond when you see it- I'll be so proud if it works!
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
6 Jul 07
You have such an amazing variety, in your gardens, Grandpa Bob. I love all of your old-fashioned blooms. I can't remember if my mom grew Clematis or not, but think she may have. Love the colour too.:)
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
1 Jul 07
It is beautiful. I love wildflowers and exotic looking flowers they are my favorites. Give me a dozen of those growing in a field or garden over a dozen roses any day. Congratulations on your "green" thumb. Keep it up and keep showing us your beauties. Happy Gardening !! :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
ASIATIC lILIES - A few of my Asiatic Lilies in front of my house.
Okay you asked for them. Heres a smaple of some of the lilies I have in my front flower beds. They are bent from my future son-in-laws home repairing he did here. Go to my discussions. I have LOTS of pictures of all my garden results. Fruits, veggies, flowers etc. Hee hee. That's a discussion about gutters I started also. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
1 Jul 07
absolutely beautiful, really. I love them all. I lay on my bed before I go to sleep, I live with a giant field behind me and watch the wildflowers sway in the breeze. I will check out your discussions soon. Off to bed now, i work midnight shift and my son's b-day is today, so my sleep amount will be little to none..lol.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Wow, beautiful flower. And only 2 years..not bad. Next year yuo will have more. Trust me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Jul 07
The first fklower fell off finally. Now I have 2 more starting to bloom. A week or so they should be open I hope. More pics to follow when it happens. Hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
2 Jul 07
Lets hope it loves to pray to the sun gods and you have not killed it. LOL Beautiful flower and I rated your photo as ususal. I have learned from you to rate the photo first then write the response. I do not want to look like you did when I forgot to add the photo. hahahaha Have a good evening.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
What did I do? When? Where? Who? Me? Never? LIAR!!! Don't believe this crock of B.S. HAHAHAHA. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Jul 07
It's beautiful and I guess it was worth waiting for. What a rich color. Florida is too hot for Clematis, so I will admire yours from afar.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Okay, admire away. It's only a sightseeing tax of $44.99 tax free. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
1 Jul 07
That is very pretty Grandpa Bob. I wish I had the patients you have with a garden. I dont think I could grow such pretty things in my yard.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
There's the first clue of a problem with gardening and anything in life...... Never say "can't or don't". Hee hee. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Aren't clematis beautiful!! I have one in my back yard, same color as yours, that was started from one that my grandmother had back in the 1950's. I have mine on a trellis, and it's so loaded with blooms I'm thinking I need to buy a much sturdier trellis! It's ok that it's taken 2 years to bloom after transplanting, one of my gardening books said it was normal. Next year I bet you have even more! Good goin' Grandpa Bob! Enjoy your beautiful clematis!
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
2 Jul 07
YOu are so right! That is a very lovely purple. :) What a pretty photo. Thank you for sharing it!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 07
I will take a look when I get there lol But I am amazed how long it took lol I don't have a garden now so I have bought some House Plants and I bought one the other Day because I liked the look of it but what a surprise it goes to sleep at night lol At Night it closes the Leaves and in the Morning they open up
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
8 Aug 07
congratulations on your clementis. for what it's worth, someone gave me a yellow paper rose yesterday! i guess it was mainly to promote their facial shop but still it was nice to receive a flower!
• India
2 Jul 07
lovery purple is good