I know it's mid spring when the clematis starts to bloom.
It's hard to know which spring flower is my favorite, but the clematis is right up there near the top. We also have some beautiful rhodies in bloom.
I was finally physically able to do a little work in the garden the last couple of days. There was a lot of grass growing in one of the back yard flower beds. We have no grass....except in our flower beds. I don't know where it's coming from! I dug, pulled it up and replaced it with some low growing sedum that was spreading over various areas of the yard, just here and there. There's still a lot that needs to be done. Hubby and I neither one have the energy to take care of it like we used to do. I think by next year we're going to need to hire somebody to help. Here's more clematis photos.