The summer vines are nearing the end of bloom-time.
But – oh! – they were so lovely when they were blooming!
My favourites, Clematis, flowered in different shapes and colours.
Some bloomed all summer, and some bloomed twice.
So here’s to the blooming vines in all our gardens: those that have already given their all this summer, and those that are hanging on and blooming their last.
And, as summer ends, I offer a warm welcome to the morning glories who are now ‘in their glory’.
55 thoughts on “The Last of the Summer Vine”
What a wonderful explosion of color and blossoms! Garden goodness! 🙂
It’s only when I put them together in one post that I realize that, Brad, since they are all over the place. garden goodness indeed.
That’s what my garden is missing! 😉
You should try it. Some clematis varieties are very hardy. We had a small-flowered yellow one that was indestructible (at our previous place) and bloomed profusely.
Gorgeous! I am encouraging my October Skies aster to grow, grow, grow this year so it shines in full come autumn. It’s always my last blaze of glory before the brown and gray take over . . .
Sounds like you are casting a great spell, there Kay. “Grow, grow, grow,” she says, under the light of the midnight moon.
You have some beauties
They are lovely and I am most grateful, Derrick. Do clematis grow well where you live?
They do. We have a great many
Oh my, Cynthia! I LOVE your clematis vines, what a wonderful variety!
Thank you, Gail. It’s really good to have them, blooming from early spring to end of summer.
Here’s to the nurturer of blooms. 🙂
Thanks, Aggie. We love the clematis blooms. Clematis requires so little care, they are perfect for lazy gardeners like me.
Thank you, Cynthia, for the floral feast for our eyes. Your garden is pure elegance.
Blessings ~ Wendy
You are welcome, Wendy. And thanks for the lovely compliment!
Cynthia, you are the absolute, undisputed Clematis Queen. I am in awe of so many well grown Clematis. Gorgeous!
What a great compliment from the queen of year-round, fragrant gardens herself! Thank you.
Beautiful Cynthia and those morning glories certainly make up for the end of the flowering vines with their beauty.
They really do, Andrea, at this time of year. They sometimes get to be a bit too vigorous, but I keep remembering that their blooms are very welcome!
Beautiful, you are the Clematis Queen. Clematis is somewhat difficult to grow in the south and we kill a lot of it. Now I know why – it needs to be in Canada with you!
We’ll have to make that ‘clematis king’, since my good man planted all of them. But I’d love to be the clematis queen alongside you, the shrub queen!
And so you shall be. Plink! that was my magic wand woven of many shrub twigs.
That is some magic wand! Two other bloggers I follow have written lately about fairies and magic. Chloris is one of them. Did you read her post?
You’ve got some real beauties but you need some sweet autumn clematis to extend the season.
That’s for sure. We had one so prolific at our previous place that it covered one whole side of the shed.
You have so many beautiful vines! All glorious! Enjoy them until the end!
Thank you! will do.
These are absolutely glorious, Cynthia 😀
Thanks, Dianne. They are such an easy, inexpensive vine to grow, and some bloom all summer long.
You really do have some wonderful clematis. The dark blue, bell shaped one is a stunner!
There are so many different types of clematis in your garden and all are beautiful. I like the way you have two different ones growing together – lovely colour combination! In our garden we only have one and that didn’t flower this year as I had to hack it back in the late winter. My Morning Glories were late in germinating this year because of the cold spring and cool start to summer. Usually they flower from early July until the first frosts but this year their first flowers were at the beginning of August.
What lovely soft ‘end of the summer’ colors…but ohoh that beautiful blue! xo Johanan
Oh how I love clematis! Gorgeous, Cynthia! 🙂 ❤
Since no one else was silly enough to say it, I will….bloomin’ lovely. 😀 In a few weeks I will plant a clematis paniculata. I hope it will be hardier than my blue clematis. I won’t expect any flowers this season though.
Beautiful clematis! Mine is struggling from heat and drought, but I think it will make it. The morning Glory is also one of my favorites.
Your Clematis are all beautiful and the Morning Glory reminds me of a very happy time in my life when I had my first proper garden, I had very little money and my mum gave me a packet of Morning Glory Seeds, they were planted in the shelter of a west facing wall and were glorious, I can remember now the feeling of joy just looking at their wonderful flowers.
Your clematis are glorious. They are hard to grow in my climate, but I have one in a pot and it blooms in the spring, then looks dead and blooms again in the fall. It is confused.
It blooms twice. There’s a good plant!
Quelle profusion de fleurs, un vrai paradis fleuri où il doit faire”bon vivre” 😉 Bravo !!!
Merci beaucoup, Christiane!
Your yard is a beautiful sanctuary!!!
You have a great collection of different vines, Cynthia! They are beautiful!
Wonderful blooms. I just love the clematis in their array of colours and shapes.
Me too, Julie!
Absolutely gorgeous! Love your garden! 🙂
Thank you, kind Ma’am!
It has been a great summer for all to enjoy their gardening. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms
It has been that. Thank you, Rosie.
Lovely blooms! 🙂
Thank you, Bette.
Beautiful post & flowers!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Maxine. Wishing you a good week.
These flowers are just gorgeous!