Gail, of Clay and Limestone hosts a once a month Wildflower Wednesday I usually participate in. I don't always hit the right day, but aim to. I decided to do a post about a plant that I love, but don't have any of at home. It's Clematis fremontii S. Wats., what I know as Fremont's Clematis. I found out it's also called Fremont's Leather Flower. Nebraska is one of the states it's native to. I have a clump in a flower bed at church that I took some seed heads from after finding out they didn't have any plants to sell this year at UNL's arboretum, where I got the original plant. Most of the seed heads are in the garage, and it was too cold to go take a photo of them. I should have taken a photo of the one at church. Maybe I will yet. I need to learn what it means to do a moist cold stratification to get the seeds to grow. I meant to go ahead and put some of the seeds on the ground this fall, but haven't yet.
Do any of you have any experience with this plant? Let me know if you have any tips for getting it to grow. Here's a link to one of the sites that gives growing information for this lovely little clematis that does not climb.
This vase has no water in it. I picked this stem, hoping it would take root, but it didn't. The leaves on the plant outdoors are browner.
I moved the vase off of the window sill for some of the photos.
This photo is similar to the one above, but is closer of the seed head. I think it's pretty cool.
I've been telling people that November went by faster than any other month this year. In a few weeks, the days will start getting longer again, and spring will be on its way. Yippee!