Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hourclematis and spider web

This photo as well as the top two images in my sidebar were taken in the “golden hour” before sunset tonight.

The clematis in front of our house is blooming beautifully right now, just a mass of deep pink blooms that reach at least five feet up the post they are growing on!

I’m busy scheming how I can manage to transplant such a large plant planted in such a rocky (base of a support post for the porch) location. I’m planning to wait until it’s done blooming and give it my best shot when we move.  My pictures don’t come close to doing it justice and it’s much too nice to give over to the bulldozers!

Any clematis transplanting tips? Helen?

5 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

  1. lensaddiction says:

    Nice pic, the spiderweb detail adds extra interest 🙂 You should wait til winter when the clematis goes dormant and then transplant it if at all possible

    • Jessie says:

      Thanks for visiting. Unfortunately I won’t be able to wait until winter to move the clematis. We only have another month and a half or so before we have to be completely out and they are free to demo the house, I think the best I can hope for timing wise is that it is at least done blooming.

  2. Helen says:

    Beautiful photos, Jessie. I would also do my best to move the clematis. My most successful move of a clematis was done with a backhoe! When the equipment operator came to dig the basement for our addition, he neatly dug a hole where the plant would go, and then scooped up the big vine and plopped it in it’s new location. The clematis went on growing as if nothing had happened. You will probably not have access to a backhoe, though. 😦 I’d water the plant very thoroughly for several days ahead of the move, and then just try to get as much soil (gravel) as you can when you dig. Have your new hole ready and well-watered and get the plant in as quickly as you can. Then keep it watered, maybe limed, too, just to make it extra happy Good luck!.

  3. Imelda says:

    Pretty!

    I transplanted a Clematis once – it was much much smaller though – but I think I treated the plant harshly. I was not able to dig out the roots well, and by the time I was done digging, all the dirt fell off the root. However, the Clematis survived and is now blooming beautifully. I guess, all I am saying is – the Clematis is not a difficult plant to care for and to transplant. You may need to trim the plant though if it is already too big.

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