I've only had this clematis a couple of years, and this year it completely WOWed me! It has more blooms than I can fit in the picture, what a beauty it is! A true perennial, in that it doesn't need much attention at all to keep on returning - I love those kind of plants the best! Gardening can really be a full time job in of itself, so with kids and work and life in general, I don't get as much time as I would like to play outside. So, it's good to have old friends like this clematis, that come around and delight you year after year, without ever feeling neglected!
Aren't the colors of the season lovely?