One of the most hardy and easy to grow Clematis. A dramatic purple that stands out. Here it winds through a planter box on a split rail fence.
See below the break for a link to Brushwood Nursery, a great source for vines and climbers, and have an excellent selection of Clematis: Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2012-02-09
This vine just appeared in a small pot a few weeks ago, and I have no idea what it is. Those flowers are very small, about the size of a dime, and they close up when the sun goes down. The stickers are sharp enough so you know if you touched one, but not as bad as thorns. Read more about Plantidote of the Day 2011-10-14
Correntian PA_Lady sends in the latest entry in the Name That Plant mystery series.
This is a vine growing at the house my oldest son inherited from his paternal grandparents. At least we think it's a vine -- the property is completely overgrown, and in desperate need of cleanup, so we haven't been able to get underneath. It's growing on, up, & over a mostly-dead branch of a long-neglected lilac bush near the old kitchen garden. (This picture was taken while standing on the roof of his truck.)