Mish’s Garden: Roses and Clematis Blooms

The feature image is a huge Henry Kelsey rose, stand-alone.

Henry Kelsey is exceptionally hardy and grows in Canada. It is a once-a-summer bloomer but the bloom is spectacular, even in the shade of a huge White Oak Tree.

Feature Image Details

Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens at 55mm 1/15th of a second, F14 at ISO 250

Jackmanii Clematis 

Nelly Moser Clematis and Zephirine Dauphin Rose

Roses and Clematis are a classic combination.

Zephirine Dauphin is not at all hardy in our area. It is at best a Zone 6 rose and we are on the hard side of 5.

It survived many years because I wrapped it in burlap over the winter and it was in a relatively sheltered spot.

Bad News

I lost Zephirine, huge pieces of Henry, four once beautiful Japanese Maples, and at least one beautiful Paperbark Maple (another is still questionable), this past Winter.

Thus, the above images are from prior years.

What Happened?

Winter was not all that harsh, but there were two brutal cold snaps in April that killed all the buds.

Henry survived and will recover. He put on a good show this year but about 1/3 size.

Dear Zephirine is gone forever along with the Japanese Maples and one Paperbark Maple.

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