Red Clematis

Red Clematis © 2010 Bo Mackison

This particular clematis is growing on my mailbox. At least, it had its beginning at the base of my mailbox. We have had such remarkable growing weather, the clematis has grown so tall that its tendrils have grasped the maple tree that hovers above it, and is now climbing, ever upward, along the branch of the maple.

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  1. Love the rich colors in the clematis. *sigh* We left a beautiful one in Paducah when we moved down here. So far we have only had time to get grass growing in our lawn. Can’t wait to start a few flowers…

  2. I love the colors and the details. Wonderful, Bo. 🙂

    It’s been an amazing growing season this year, hasn’t it?

  3. Lovely clematis photo. The flower is lovely, too. So jealous that it is in the maple tree! I have never been able to grow them–not in Connecticut, not in D.C. The family joke is that I can’t grow anything that begins with C –carrots, clematis, cabbage, columbine. But I fooled nature with coreopsis, and now, after all these years, calla lilies and cactus.

  4. Very pretty color on that one! We have a clematis, but it’s a long, long ways from blooming.

  5. Beautiful capture with lovely clematis colors!

  6. Gandalf says:

    I hope the clematis doesn’t turn into “The Clematis That Ate NY.” If it does, your maple tree may be in danger. 🙂

  7. So that’s what those are called. You’ve taught me something new today. Haha. Such a pretty rich color!

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