I love to take photos of flowers!
I decided to show off my Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana ) that is in full bloom.
It is beautiful and quite smelly.
This will give you some idea how massive it is. I have wire fence (The kind that is small squares rabbit fence maybe) behind it so it finds its way up the side of the grain bin in our yard. It has been so dry I have been watering it well once a week.
It will also grow in drifts across the ground if it doesn't find its way upwards.
This plant has some history...I was gifted two maybe three small cuttings that I rooted and planted.. My friend Faye gave them to me from Annie's house in nearby Osage. Faye was not sure where Annie got the original seedlings...rumor had it that they came on a wagon in the late 1880's.
I knew Annie years ago...her property was surrounded by Lilac Bushes...the school bus I rode went by her place every morning and night.