Tumbling over the stone wall in front of Connecticut Country House is one very happy Sweet Autumn Clematis. When I admire the drifts of tiny, snow-white blooms, it’s hard to imagine that a one-gallon nursery pot, (click here for baby pics and blog post) began its humble beginnings tucked inside a big old hanging basket by the main entrance.

When the temps chilled and the flowers faded, I planted her down by the stone wall, thinking and hoping that it would be the perfect place for her to climb and cover.

Two short summers later, my Sweet Autumn Clematis is gloriously sprawling the stone wall, happily intermingling with the wild roses and providing a soft backdrop for the peonies and iris’ planted at her feet.

Happy gardening!

Love, Nora


  1. Judy whitmore on September 15, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Just beautiful! I am getting one of those!

    • Nora on September 27, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Please do! You will love it! Love, Nora

  2. Deanna Rabe on September 16, 2016 at 8:24 am


  3. Ann LaFortune on September 17, 2016 at 11:30 am

    So pretty!! Looks like she’s happy in the spot you planted her in 🙂

  4. Mary Lou Cummings on September 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Such a green thumb – lucky you!

  5. Deb on September 19, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I noticed this at the garden center after reading your post and I happily scooped it up! Looking forward to it looking as gorgeous on my stone wall. Thanks for the tip and the beautiful blog.

    • Nora on September 27, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Fantastic! Enjoy!! Love, Nora

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