10 Tips for a Beautiful Yard
Need to add variety to your garden or add color year-round? We've got you covered. Try some or all of these ideas to spruce up your yard.
2. Plant Rambling Vines
Clematis is one of the showiest vines we have. It offers blossoms of blue, purple, red, pink, or white. Grow them on a fence,
on a trellis, or in a container. Or let them scramble over shrubs and perennials.
Clematis Planting Guide
When to Plant: Fall and spring are good times, because the weather is cool.
How to Grow: Plant clematis in fertile, loose, well-drained soil with lots of organic matter. It likes cool roots, so plant where the leaves get sun but roots are shaded.
How to Fertilize: Feed monthly in spring and summer with an organic fertilizer labeled for roses or tomatoes.
When to Prune: Some types bloom on new growth and some on old growth. When you buy, ask at the nursery what type you have and when you should prune.
Where to Buy: Local garden centers have lots of choices in spring. Good mail-order sources include Brushwood Nursery and Joy Creek Nursery.