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  •  I have hope (4+ / 0-)
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    jayden, estreya, RiveroftheWest, kishik

    because this plant got broken off at ground level about 10 years ago (during the previous garage painting) and came back.  I hope it has the energy for a second comeback in it.

    •  I'm in the "it will come back" camp too ... (4+ / 0-)
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      Remember when i was sure i'd killed my monster of an evergreen clematis because it was overflowing the corner and i wanted to retrain it into a trellis?  It came back, and is already overgrown to the point where the trellis is invisible and i need to think about additional support!  Once it blooms, i'm going to cut it back again in the hopes that it can sustain such brutal treatment annually.  So i think yours will come back.

      Meanwhile, the clematis in the front that i'm also pretty sure you inspired me to buy (it's a purple Jackmanii i think?) is also sprouting like mad, and i kind of wish i'd clipped that back to the ground at some point.  It, too, is sort of flopping over the trellis already with the shoots that have popped high up out of seemingly dead wood from last year.

      Keep the faith!

      •  I see nada... (4+ / 0-)
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        on mine.  :(

        I do see growth pushing up on other clematis around the yard... but not my white.  :(

        It's why I've gone clematis happy this year.  :)

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:37:15 AM PDT

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        •  If your white one (4+ / 0-)
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          is the same 'Henryi' variety as mine, then it might just be lagging behind the others.  My 'Henryi' is the last of the clematis to sprout and bloom every year.  

          As you can see from the second, frosty picture of it, it also re-blooms really late in the season and usually has to get whacked by more than one frost to get it shut down for winter.  

          •  I hope so... (3+ / 0-)
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            I used to have so many flowers from this one... but last year, those guys whipped out those blowers.  I didn't realize until too late that they'd broken most of the delicate vines... I barely had anything growing last year.  :(

            This is the one that I'm hoping is okay... I see one tiny little sprig emerging from the base.

            All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

            by kishik on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 10:06:06 AM PDT

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