These Breathtaking Pictures of Clematis Are All You Need to See Today

Ok, on a scale of 1-10, how much do you wish this pretty little front porch was yours?
Photo via Midnight Musings
Twelve, right? It's not that the space is big and bright, or that the home exterior is so pretty -the front door looks a little outdated- but that's not why you want it. You want it because of that breathtaking violet clematis growing all over it.
Put everything aside and get ready for a huge pick-me-up, because we're about to show you 8 incredible climbing clematis vines that will restore you to total zen (with maybe just a hint of jealousy).

1. Colorful Privacy Fence

Photo via Julie @Wife, Mother, Gardener
Good gardens make good neighbors, or at least that's probably the case with this Hometalker's colorful blend of fence climbers. There are so many varieties and colors of these beauties, that making a bright collage isn't as tough as you would think.

2. Pretty Climbing Combo

Photo via My Garden Shine
With a simple garden trellis, bold star-shaped clematis get to mingle with ruffled pink rose. The combination is a popular crowd pleaser, and great inspiration in case you're considering where to plant your own clematis.

3. Mixed Variety Column

Photo via Bakker Spalding
This attractive mixture of 'Nelly Moser', 'Multi Blue' (double flowered), 'Jackmanii' and 'Ville de Lyon', proves that no other vine in the garden flowers quite as exuberantly as clematis. This bunch could brighten up even the darkest corner.

4. Petite Tabletop Planter

Photo via Sunset Magazine
For those who live in apartments or find themselves short on garden space, this clematis planter is an indoor dweller. As it grows, the new vines can be tucked beneath the circular base, to keep it looking tidy. (Learn more about getting these planters at Sunset Magazine.

5. Cascading Purple Flowers

Photo via Calmwaters Cottage
Who needs flower boxes when a you can have cascading waves of purple clematis to climb down the walls of your home or the sides of your fences. A sweet and simple fence panel design like this, or even a nice lattice look, lets colorful flowers peek through.

6. Dreamy Cottage Garden

Photo via Bumblebee
This well-adorned door looks like it could be the entrance to the secret garden, right? Tiny white stars of sweet autumn clematis make the upcoming fall season so much more welcome.

7. Perfect Pergola Walkway

Photo via Gardenista
Are you surprised that this glorious clematis-clad walkway belongs to Martha Stewart? Of course not! These blue or purple varieties -her favorites, in fact- abound in her garden in Westchester County.

8. Living Door Decor

Photo via En Guzel Evler
If you're going to have an elegant backyard gate way, there's really no other way to dress it to the nines than covering it in bold, purple clematis. Maybe if we wish really hard, this lucky homeowner will send along a clematis cutting so we can start out own!
So, which is your favorite? Tell us below, or share pictures of your clematis plant if you have your own!

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  • Car3304413 Car3304413 on Dec 17, 2015
    What planting zone are we talking about?
  • Mam4896629 Mam4896629 on Mar 06, 2016
    What is the proper way to trim the clematis vines that are dried out and don't grow, produce?
    • LJ LJ on Mar 14, 2016
      using a pair of large scissors works well. just rim off the dead and scraggly parts. maybe tie in a little support if needed. if its a Type 1, you need to cut in back every spring at about 3 inches. I just use a big cutter for that job.
    • Mam4896629 Mam4896629 on Mar 15, 2016
      I live in Canton, Ohio, not sure what stage that is?
  • Peggy Roberson Peggy Roberson on Apr 23, 2016
    Do these grow in West Texas. If so where can I get them.
  • Beverly Beverly on Jun 07, 2016
    Don't these draw bees? My grandkids would freak. Can you still go out and sit on your porch?
  • Kelly Kelly on Sep 01, 2019

    When is the best time to plant the seeds


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