|Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' blooming with our pink climbing rose.|
The pink climbing rose is blooming this week and oh, so fragrant. Last year I added a clematis to it, and this is the first year they have bloomed together. Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' is a beautiful red climber that we also have on a trellis by our Circle Lawn (see it last week).
|This trellis disguises our trash can area, under a staircase. We pulled out one sidewalk paver to make room to plant the rose five years ago, and added Sedum 'Acre' to keep the weeds out. The clematis was planted last year. Both climbers are given a good mulching with mushroom compost in the spring to help them in this hot, dry area. Cars park right up to the railroad tie, which you see at the bottom; it separates the planting hole from the gravel parking lot.|
|I bought this rose as Rosa 'Moonlight' from Wayside Gardens... but I think it was mislabeled...|
|It is lovely, though hangs a bit too much for this trellis. I am thinking of moving it someday, as it would be perfect suspended over-head on a pergola. Its sweetly scented roses would fall right to your nose... bliss*|
|Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' and pink climbing rose.|
|Besides mulching, I checked on the clematis stems earlier in the season to be sure they were climbing the right direction. This is a very low maintenance plant combination! Very worth trying if you have a rose bush or climber.|
|The late-day sun popped out from behind the clouds for this last photo!|
More pretty flowers from our house coming soon! Everything is bursting these lovely weeks of June.