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Aug 21, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Name: Donna
Well, except for one about 10 years ago and I wasn't on the internet and managed to keep it alive for 2 seasons:lol:

This year I did a little co-op shopping w/ mamajack's Donahue Clematis co-op and think I made some good choices. They are supposed to be 2 yr old plants in 3 1/2 inch pots.

I chose based on: 1) container suitability 2) color and 3) extended bloom time--wanted some that bloomed more than the one time.

Here's what I'm going to receive in Sept.:
Arctic Queen
Franziska Maria
Ice Blue
Killian Donahue
King Fisher

At least I can get tips and advice online now:lol: I'm both excited and nervous as I always am w/ plants--will they be victims or prove to be survivors (of me and my TLC):LOL:
Aug 21, 2010 5:28 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Donna.. I'd make sure you protect them good or bring them in this first winter. They can grow and bloom in the house if they have enough light.

I debated whether to get some or not, but knew if I did I would have to bring them in and then I wouldn't have enough space for winter seed sowing.

I gonna add to my collection in the spring. I mainly have species and they not as pretty and colorful as the ones ya getting. You'll have to share blooms when ya get some. We gonna think positive here and you will grow them up to be beautiful babies. Thumbs up

Don't know if you have seen this or not, this a British only company and hybridizer. Some help for ya for pruning and potting


and this one especially since ya container and pot person:

and for indoor growing:
Aug 21, 2010 9:27 PM CST
Name: Donna
Thanks for the tips and links Ella! I'm keeping fingers crossed too:) I will definitely share when the time comes:lol: I wondered about getting them this late even with our Indian summers/warm falls.

I usually close off a couple of the upstairs rooms for the winter but they are north and south facing windows. The rooms stay on the cool side but bright--hope that will do. Can't really leave the blinds open much downstairs for privacy reasons--walkways and yard is super close to the windows.

I think all the ones I picked up are Type 2 pruning and a couple of them are more prone to sprawling than being trellis types. Used to want all the doubles and ones with frilly centers but now like certain colors and a strong flower shape.

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