Meet our clematis. I introduce it to you as it has been with us for about 5 years, however, it has been pulled up by its roots for the last two years......
and yet it comes back every year, stronger than before. (If you look closely you can see a stack of chairs under it in this picture.). It is simply unbelievable how fast and far it grows every year. (I have another one with really beautiful, pink, star shaped flowers that I can hardly get to grow.).
It has grown up on two sides of our deck.
And is starting to peek out, after growing up under the deck, on a third side.
This year it has actually started growing up over our fence and onto the neighbor's side.
They haven't complained.....yet. It is, evidently, a tough plant to kill. It has such lovely, delicate
flowers and a nice smell but it really attracts all things that buzz and when you have two
offspring such as mine who are deathly afraid of
buzzing insects (In all fairness to Camden, he was swarmed by yellow jackets a couple of weeks ago.),
it IS in my best interest to rid the backyard of this freak of nature.
Until then I guess we will be a front yard family!!