Entries Tagged as 'Clematis'

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

A private garden in Seattle, Washington

Most gardens are very private. Unlike TheGardenLady’s garden whose garden is in the front of the house for all to see, with the back yard being more natural and tranquil, most gardens are only seen by the owners and their guests.  It is exciting to get invited into a private garden to see what their […]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Clematis or Akebia?

TheGardenLady received this question from Rose. I saw a gorgeous plant at a person’s house and thought it was a clematis. She said it wasn’t and said a name like “boca via” or something. I tried to do a search and couldn’t find anything like that. It is a very tall plant in a huge […]

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Are Clematis and Lilacs Acid Loving Plants?

TheGardenLady received this question from Denys. Are clematis and lilac plants acid loving plants? Clematis likes soil that has a pH close to neutral (6.6-7.0). You have to add enough lime to ensure that your soil is not too acidic.  Generous amounts of bone meal and compost should be added to the soil. Clematis likes […]