Sunday, July 19, 2009


I'm not a horticulturist, so I'll leave most comments to others on this one. Lovely to look at... I'll leave it at that. I'm not really a flower guy; that is to say, I'm not too knowledgeable about the various species and classifications, but a few things caught my attention with regards to this simple climbing flower on the trellis out back. Most species in English are known as clematis; however, some in North America are known by the names of: traveler's joy, old man's beard, leather flower, vase vine and virgin bower. To me, they might all look the same, but to those 'in the know' there are 297 species of clematis. See, in such simplicity, we find such complexity... or at least someone does. Enjoy a sunny Sunday!


  1. and you say you're not a horticulturist...look at all this info. and what a beautiful shot.

  2. Those are beautiful, we have a dark reddish purple clematis in our garden, but I have no idea which of the 297 species it is :o

  3. Mother Nature is Beautiful!