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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 42 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Clematis the Beautiful Spring Flower

 Clematis and all the springtime flowers God created are so beautiful however come and go far too quickly. We need to literally stop and smell the roses while we have them and can enjoy them.  

Song of Solomon 2:11-13; NKJV, “For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!”


 
The garden history of the clematis according to Wikipedia is, “The wild Clematis species native to China made their way into Japanese gardens by the 17th century. Japanese garden selections were the first exotic clematises to reach European gardens, in the 18th century, long before the Chinese species were identified in their native haunts at the end of the 19th century.They also explain, “The timing and location of flowers varies; spring-blooming clematis flower on side shoots of the previous year's stems, summer/fall blooming clematis bloom only on the ends of new stems, and twice-flowering clematis do both”

Let's stop to enjoy  the flowers.
This post linked to: Macro Flower Saturday

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot of flowers. Very lovely color.

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  2. The clematis are beautiful, I really like to see them climbing up a trellis. Thanks for the information on their history, I wasn't aware of their history.

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  3. I love clematis and I've been eyeing to plant this flower but don't have the place to put into. I think this flower love a full sun right?

    Macro flower

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I just check my clematis yesterday...and no blooms :(

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm off to look at those delicious white chocolate covered strawberries....mmmmmmmm.

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