Looking out of my kitchen window this morning, I was pleased to see my new Vivienne Clematis has bloomed. I love the large purple flowers, especially since my other Clematis turned out to have tiny purple blooms.
My hot red/orange poppies needed some brassy neighbors, and I think Vivienne is going to give them a run for their money. Not that the bluestars don't think they are the most glorious flowers in the garden! They keep spreading their wings and crowding out other plants every year, probably looking for global domination.