Awesome individually but even more impressive intertwined.
(for those of you not familiar with these two clematis ~ 'Josephine' is the double pink & 'Silver Moon' is the single lavender)
'Josephine' had been growing in a container the past couple years but never seemed happy there. She produced a couple of blooms each season but never put on the show I had envisioned. Last fall, I finally took the hint & decided to release her from the confines of the pot & planted her in the garden. Her position, next to 'Silver Moon,' (shown below in the foreground) was decided mainly because it was the only location available.
Turned out to be a good site & you can see how she responded!
There are many, many buds to come (for both clematis) so I don't think I'll be putting another clematis in a container again...lesson learned!
Something else that came out of a pot ~ not by my hand but voluntarily ~ are these strawberry plants:
The original plants were planted in a strawberry jar (they didn't survive the winter there) but the runners that dropped & rooted in the cracks between the flagstone pavers have started to flourish.
right down to producing berries:
Aren't these two perfect examples of plants telling the gardener what they need??!!! I'm glad I listened regarding 'Josephine' and fresh strawberries are a side benefit I sure didn't know I'd be harvesting!