Welcome to the third What’s Blooming Wednesday! It rained here all weekend. The irises, all those white irises you saw last week, were looking haggard and a little droopy. Maybe they were waterlogged, because yesterday’s reappearance of sunshine perked them up again.
I was wondering if we would have anything new to see this week. Yesterday, I spent time weeding and found blooms everywhere! Thank you, God! (He’s showing out again this week, y’all.) I also realized that I’d been ignoring a couple of flowers that have been blooming for a while. So, I took closer shots of those so you can see the delicacy of the flowers.
I was going to save my favorite for last. I’ve been waiting and waiting for my clematis to start blooming so I could show it to you. Finally, it bloomed this week. My favorite flower is growing on a trellis just outside my kitchen door, so I can see it every day. What a blessing!
After our discussion last week of the different pronunciations of peonies, we have another discussion at hand. Clematis.
Never mind that I personally call this the Tinkerbell flower.
Hey, let’s do like last week and take our tour as we chat. Ready to stroll?
And the new-to-me cle-may-tus.
Which way do you say it?
But, it’s not, really. Maybe it’s because we have become such a transient society. We move, take our pronunciations with us, and cause a blend in all parts of the country – the world, even.
According to some of your comments, peony seemed a tish that way, as well. Regardless of how you say it, the Tinkerbell is so dainty and cute. One woman I read about said she planted hers to grow throughout her knock-outs, and they appear as one plant, a beautiful combination. Hmm…that’s going on my to-do list!
Can you imagine how that would look, those little purple Tinkerbell blooms intertwined with the pinkish red rose blossoms? Maybe showing the two together will help us picture it in our minds.
My Tinkerbell clematis source had a few plants for sale three weeks ago. I’ll bet they’re gone now. They sell out very quickly each year. I may have to wait until next Spring to try the combo.
Oh, one more thing. It’s not blooming, but little seedlings are coming up all around us.
Does that symmetry make your heart sing like it does mine? And we don’t even have to discuss how to pronounce it. 🙂
I say tom-ay-to…you say tom-ah-to…
I’m joining several of these parties this week:
WOW US WEDNESDAY at Savvy Southern Style
WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY at Sew Much Ado
THURSDAY BLOG HOP at The Busy Bee’s
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY at No Minimalist Here
TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY at Stone Gable
ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY at The Dedicated House
WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS at Crafts ala mode
TGIF LINK PARTY at A Peek Into My Paradise
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