Aug. 11, 2017


Virgin's-bower has male and female flowers on separate plants.  This is the pistillate flower.  The initial image is staminate.

I have always pronounced Clematis with the emphasis on the second syllable.  A couple of years ago I heard Sam pronounce it with the emphasis on the first.  As everybody knows, I like to think I know what I'm talking about.  Then it turns out I can't even talk about it right!  Sam's way is preferred.  It's always good to be humbled, even in such a small way.  One small bite of a very big job.  Thanks, Sam.