4 Secrets to Gorgeous #Clematis #Flowers! #flowerpower #flower

Clematis Vine beginner gardener how to garden
Clematis Vine




It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Clematis Vine is blooming! The deep burgundy blooms are large and eye-catching! For the beginner gardener, Clematis Vines can be a bit of a challenge. What are the 4 secrets to large Clematis blooms every Spring?

Secret #1: The first secret to growing Clematis Vines is to plant them in a sunny spot in your garden, however, plant another perennial in front of the Clematis Vine, so that the roots are shaded. We have a large Sedum Autumn Joy planted at the feet of our Clematis Vine. The result is several years of consistent, large, burgundy blooms!


Clematis Vine beginner gardener how to garden
Side Garden (Clematis Vine on trellis; Autumn Joy Sedum at base)






Secret #2: Clematis Vines begin growing in very early Spring. As soon as you see new growth, fertilize with an organic fertilizer such as Espoma PT4 4-Pound Plant-Tone Organic 5-3-3 Plant Food.

Secret #3: The third secret is to add a few tablespoons of lime to the soil around the Clematis Vine. Yes, lime. Clematis Vines like slightly acidic soil.

Secret #4: Clematis Vines like to stay hydrated. Don’t let the vine dry out, especially in hot weather. Keep an eye on the vine. If the leaves begin to look dry, please water the vine right away. Take good care of your Clematis Vine and it will reward you with stunningly beautiful blooms every Spring!

Our Clematis Vine is an anchor in our Side Garden. See 15 Super Plants in our Side Garden below:

Check with your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Clematis vines! To see more gorgeous plants, watch our Gorgeous Plants playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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