Winter allows us to view the bones of a garden. After clearing away decomposing leaves and depositing them into a composting area, the beauty of the barren landscape becomes exposed. It is almost inconceivable to imagine that in a few short months an explosion of color, shape and texture will obscure garden borders and soften rock walls.
Peony or paeony is a name for plants in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40.
Clematis (klematis) is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardeners beginning with Clematis × jackmanii, a garden standby since 1862; more hybrid cultivars are being produced constantly. They are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin. from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis
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