Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Clematis Mailbox

I thought this mailbox looked so pretty with the flowing plant around it.
The plant is Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss). The blossoms look like cultivar Jackmanii.
I quickly snapped it from the car, so didn't get any closeups.

Common Name: Jackman's clematis
Taxonomic Hierarchy

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss)
Cultivar: Jackmanii
Synonym:Clematis x jackmanii

Hardy to USDA Zone 4a

Saturday, June 09, 2012

A Few Photos

Magpies are a more prominent presence at our place this year, but have been difficult to catch on camera:

Water marks on the trees from the flood last year: