1. Clematis This year my husband bought a trellis for our clematis (previously it grew up a post). The most encouraging thing I read about clematis: “It should be noted that incorrect pruning will never bring an early death to clematis.” Folk wisdom I picked up somewhere: “Clematis need sun on their shoulders and shade on their feet.”
2. Garlic This whimsical plant lives and breathes among my flowers. I just learned that the curlicue thingies are called scapes. I also learned that most garlic growers remove the scapes to promote greater bulb growth. Further, they are edible and here is a recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto. Pasta anyone?