Yes, a little behind in the planting department. But correcting that is a priority over the next several days, despite dismal weather forecasts.
We planted this clematis two seasons ago. This is the first year it has bloomed, and it is spectacular. This photo does not do the flowers justice. (click for a closer look).
Here is another clematis, "Roguchi", that I absolutely love. The bell-shaped blooms are a major draw for the hummingbirds and bumblebees. This clematis has bloomed and thrived from the very beginning (3 seasons ago). And there is Lexie in the background (the tail of lashing death in full view)
I hope I will have lots of wonderful garden photos over the next few weeks. Magickal herb plantings are on my mind, too.