One of the benefits of going away from my garden during the peak growing season, as I did recently when I was in Seattle, is that when I return dramatic changes have taken place. This fast forward sensation can be fun!
When I left, this clematis, which I artfully (in my opinion) draped through a Lutyens bench, looked like this:
And when I returned it looked like this:
I looked through the photos I had taken of my garden during the month of June and saw I had a series of images showing the progression of this clematis.
Here is a look at the progression:
And today, the last day of June 2013, this clematis (whose name I have lost) is fading, leaving beautiful seedheads and the next clematis, Zara, is coming into bloom! And so marches on the garden’s progression!