Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweet Autumn Clematis

I am on the hunt for one of these beauties...
Sweet Autumn Clematis.
Do any of you grow them? According to what I read online they are easy to grow and
are abundant with these gorgeous white flowers in the fall.

I took the above photo and the one below at the Fall Festival. Not sure if it is the clematis or another gorgeous flowering vine. Help?? anyone??

It's shaping up to be one of those days today...
I have a sore on top of my nose
{it resembles a pimple which I never get let alone on my
nose. I will not be venturing out in public today. lol. },
I caught a nasty cold that has settled in my throat.
It kept me awake most of the night and I am
constantly clearing my throat or coughing,
AND the furnace is not working. Why is it that in the spring when we are done using
the furnace it works fine and then in the fall it won't
come on.This will be our 2nd or 3rd year of this
happening and having to call in a repair man.
It is not that old for this to keep happening every year.
Hubby says the diagnostic is flashing 9 times so I got out the instructions today and this is what it says
for nine red flashes,
"grounding or line polarity fault"...
don't have a clue!
Now that I got that out, I am going to try and put on my
thankful hat today for all the postives in my life and try
not to focus on the negative.
Have a lovely fall day.


Donna Reyne' said...

Good Morning Sandi!
I am so sorry that you are feeling down!
I hope things get better
I just happen to have the very ting you are looking for.
It is Sweet Autumn Clematis and it is in the very climbing family you are most familar.
I don't think you (or we) can get them in the Fall but I can get you one in the Spring~at the store where I work!
Let me know and when they arrive I will set one aside for you.
As far aa a growing tips....Be careful they are hard to control...a little evasive. But I have had mine for 3 years now and no troubles.
there is a pic of it in my last years...Autumn at the Cottage post.
I hopo your day inproves! I am thinking about you!

Irene said...

So sorry you're feeling like I do. Isn't it annoying to be able to sleep because your coughing up your lungs. Can't believe it about your furnace. Love that clematis. I grow clematis in the spring, but I'd love one of these white beauties for the fall. My garden is all but done. All I was told about clematis was they like their feet in the shade and their heads in the sun. I have mine growing up over my shed and just planted a small shrub at it's feet. It does very well, and it was extremely cheap , like $2. Feel better soon. I can't give you any advice, nothing I'm doing is working, I've drank gallons of tea, eaten honey, taken decongestant and cough syrup and no better, no fever, but no better.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hubby came back from a business trip with his second cold of the month. The first time we were in India and he gave it to me and our tour bus driver. :/ The bump on your nose probably has something to do with the cold. Hope you are feeling better soon. That scritchy scratchy throat thing is so aggravating. I would get up in the middle of the nite, have a drink of cold water, and then a TBS of honey. That would help me get some sleep instead of coughing the nite away.

Those white flowering bushes are gorgeous. Wish I could grow something like that in the desert. We need a burst of color right about now.

Take care! Be well! Tammy

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you told us what this plant is. I have seen them around and always admired them but never knew what they were! Now I will be on the search for one for my yard!
Sorry about your furnace. Mine did that last year. I'm crossing my fingers this year...we haven't had to turn it on yet. The repairman said it's getting old. Yikes!

Miss Gracie's House said...

*NO* help with the is beautiful though! We have the same furnace trouble every winter too...makes for cozy times in the parlor though:) Other than your nose how are things in your neck of the woods? Has the dust settled yet?
take care friend,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pics today, Sandi!

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. Take good care, drink LOTS of fluids. I'm still hacking away here in TX, and hubby thinks he is catching it now! :0(

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

aimee said...

hmmm i think ill go to my fave local nursery and pick up some clematis. it is so pretty. i pray your day turns around :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Sandi ~ hoping you are feeling better. I was not up to par all last week...change of season cold is what I call it. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Phyllis said...

Oh, we have the Sweet Autumn Clematis growing on our backyard fence, and it is lovely when in bloom. I had admired it so and one of my parent's friends, and actually a couple I had known most all of my life, brought us clippings from their clematis and it took off in healthy style. That was years ago, and now the couple are gone from this earth but we have the lovely plants and blooms here to remind us of them! I cherish the clematis and look forward to the blooms each year. It is easy to grow. I wish I could share clippings with you to "spread" the love.