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Monday, 7 September 2015

GROWING WILD CLEMATIS IN MY GARDEN.

The first time I saw this plant was in my friend's garden in Batu Gajah. The tiny flowers were very pretty and cute. I came back blessed with a baby plant. It looked so delicate and I was so worried it might not grow well, but it did!
This is the Clematis Aristata (scientific name) and some of its common names are Australian Clematis, Wild Clematis, Old Man's Beard, Goat's Beard, etc.
(Left pic.) This was the baby plant I took back from my friend's house.
(Right pic.) I was so excited to see the new branch growing from the main stem.
The leaves do look yellowish and not healthy looking, but the plants have grown more branches.
I moved the pot to where there is indirect sunlight, just under the porch.
It only gets some early morning sunlight. The leaves are more healthy looking and flower buds have formed.
The Clematis plant is a climber with long twiggy stems.
The tiny white flower buds are supported by long twiggy stems.
Waiting for the white creamy flowers to open...
Patiently watching the 1st flower to fully bloom.
 Here's a fully bloomed white creamy Clematis flower! Its size is about 3 cm width.
It has 4 white petals-like sepals and many silky stamens.
I grown my Clematis plant in normal garden soil in a pot. 
Even though they are tiny flowers but they are very pretty!
So far, it has no pest problem.
The flowers are like white stars.
After the flowers faded, these seeds appeared.
Hoping to see how these seeds will turn out.
No wonder it is called Old Man's Beard or Goats Beard.
I hope to do some stem propagation.
Waiting for the seeds to mature and hope to propagate through seeds also.

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the

ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.

But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

(John 12:24, NIV)

52 comments:

  1. lovely flowers....does it gives out a nice fragrance?

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    1. I have tried sniffing, I think there is a slight scent but hardly noticeable.

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  2. It grew well because you have a green thumb. It's a most beautiful plant.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee, for your kind comments. Have a fabulous day too!

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  3. Hello, the flowers are lovely. They look so delicate compared to the clematis I am used to seeing. Have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. This is the only clematis I have seen and have in my garden. Wishing you a happy week too!

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    1. Thank you, ladyfi and have a lovely week!

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  5. Beautiful and delicate. I have a clematis plant that grows up some fencing and spreads a little further each year.

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    1. I hope my clematis plant will also grow and spread too.

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  6. I have never seen a different variety of clematis aside from the common one her in America with the big purple blooms. I have one in my backyard.

    The white wild variety is really pretty, Nancy. I wish it grows here too.

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    1. Lol! LiLi, I also would like to have the big purple one in my garden too. I have seen the purple ones on the internet and they are pretty too!

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  7. The flowers are like white stars! You care for it so tenderly! Delicate.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I am glad my little white stars are growing well.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Have a beautiful week!

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  10. the plants looks strange but so lovely

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I do agree with you.

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  11. Congratulations on your success of growing this beautiful clematis. Such a delicate beauty.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a beautiful week!

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  12. Oh. A beardy plant. Lol. But it was so beautiful. Love its petals.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Lol! I love the flowers and also the beardy seeds too...lol!

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  13. The flowers looks delicate. I like how you make the fence for the plants in the pot (3rd pix). I can imagine you have a lovely & beautiful garden.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Actually my garden is just a small, simple one.

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  14. It is such a beautiful little bloom! I wonder if they grow here.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. If you have clematis growing there, then I think this one will grow too.

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  15. Nancy, these little white flowers are so pretty! It looks like a creeper, that would be hard for me to plant because I don't have space for the support.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. This is a creeper. I too ran out of space so I tied plastic strings to allow it to creep up the wooden pillars.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a fabulous week!

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  17. Very lovely flower. Have fragrance scent ka?

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    1. Thank you. I have tried to sniff, sniff, and can smelled a slight scent but hardly noticeable.

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  18. Hi Nancy,

    These flowers are so pretty! Glad that they have found a nice place to bloom and it is your home :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. I am glad too I have found this plant. Have a lovely week!

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  19. This one is sweet and pretty all right! Does it have a nice smell too?

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Its a pity the scent is hardly noticeable.

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    2. Oh ok. It looked like something with smell.

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  20. Oh, they look so pure and pretty. Certainly brightens any day.

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    1. Thank you, Lux. These little white stars certainly brightens up my day and my garden!

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  22. Delicate and lovely! I haven't heard of it before.

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    1. Thank you, William. This is not a common plant.

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  23. Very dainty flowers. So pretty and delicate!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. that's why it is so precious and I do hope it will grow well!

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