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Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – A Daily Double of Clematis:

We love Clematis. Available in so many colors and bloom patterns, this climbing woody vine can dress up even the humblest of fences, poles or sides of buildings. Today’s featured image shows a version which can add a foil of lightness for other more colorful blooms to stay-out, but often Clematis will be the standout with variegated petals in pinks, lavenders or salmon tones. There are many to choose from and care can vary by variety, however there are some constants for Clematis care. For example, most will bloom between spring and fall and will do best with an annual pruning.

Other common characteristics might lead you to believe that Clematis are a little temperamental, but do not be mislead. Case in point: Clematis want sun on their faces for at least 6 hours a day, BUT they also want cool feet. This can be achieved by planting a perennial ground cover over their roots or simply provide about 2 inches of mulch over their roots. We have also see clever arrangements of ceramic tiles arranged over the roots to reflect excess sunlight keeping the roots cooler and happy. Further on the subject of soil a rich well draining soil is essential for best results.

Clematis can also be grown in containers, but regardless they must be supported either with poles or trellis or other structure to maintain growth. Here are a few ideas for creative clematis placement.

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ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.

As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner /Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.

If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.

Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.

Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).

Their current hours are:

    • Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.

Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: (206) 878-7002

Website: https://www.zenithholland.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZenithHollandGardens/

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