Shhhh. The Clematis is Creeping
We have a pole in our front yard for the power and telephone lines. On that pole is a sign indicating No Parking Anytime to the left of our home. I think you have to learn to live with the ‘gifts’ that the city gives you so we have planted a vine and a clematis plant at the base of the pole. This clematis is a plant of extraordinary beauty and has been giving us flowers for the past several weeks.
About that No Parking sign…. From time to time the city will come by and rip plants away from their signs. These are guys who likely have no gardening training and are there from the Traffic Bureau. We have grown (pun) fond of the clematis so this week we took out the ladder, climbed up and cut back the plant so the sign is visible. Oh yes, we also saved a few people from getting tickets.
Photo credit: Me. I have tried to get a few good shots of the plant but found that if the sun is shining directly on the plant, the flowers come out very washed out. Taking the photo from some of the flowers that protrude and at a 45 degree angle helped to get the true colour of the blossoms. Oh, using the macro lens also made the focus just the plant and blurred the background.