The clematis on my mailbox has cooperated for the first time in EIGHT years.
Something always seems to happen just before it blooms, but for whatever reason, the stars, moon and the U. S. Postal Service was all in alignment and it BLOOMED!
I left the most beautiful Henryii variety on the corner of our back deck in Mount Juliet, it bloomed twice a year. The blooms were huge, white, almost the size of plates. I look each year at all of the local nurseries for one and have never been able to find another. I hope it's putting on a beautiful show this year too!