Yes, we are culling out this and that for the future, but we are also tending to the yard to maintain some outward tidiness. The back yard is a disaster compared to the past…not the recent past (that was a mega disaster). For whatever reasons, amidst the usual mess, we are concerning ourselves with gardening and even future gardening.
Several months ago, we were on a hunt for banquet tables and 3 tier bookcases for the estate sale. That day we also came upon a Master Gardener gathering in SW Washington. And, there we met a woman that had a passion for Clematis. My Aunt also had a love affair with the big blooms of Clematis.
So, this Clematis lady advised us she was having an open garden/Clematis sale at the end of July. We put it down and some how we made it up into the hinterlands of SW Washington near Yacolt. There we found a beautiful, fanciful garden of many variety of Clematis. I made notes of names and colors for future use and of course a few specimens begged for a ride home.
A wasted afternoon? Of course not. We explored, took some photos for research purposes, got ideas for display, learned some do’s & don’ts and confirmed once again my Aunt was at one time a wonderful, inspired gardener. Maybe some day it will return to something special.