The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

On the Flip Side

Beautiful Creeper
The picture does not do this gorgeous vine justice. Not even close. I don't know the name of it, maybe you do, but I drug it home in a 10" pot from Home Depot, buried it in my yard, and watched it go. It's about 4 years old now, and for the first couple years I wound it around and around the support I had built for it, and eventually pruned lightly last summer. It likes being pruned, because it NEVAH did this before.

What's the nicest thing about this showy stunner? It's an incredibly easy keeper, at least in my climate, and it's blooming the dead of winter, just when I need some glitz in my life. Actually there are more than a few nice things about this vine. Here's another:

The flip side
It is heavenly camouflage.


  1. Amelia, looks like some type of Clematis to me.

  2. Marsha MelloFebruary 02, 2011

    Amelia, I think it's a Hardenbergia, native to Australia. I have one up here in Eureka, and it does well here, too! Nice to have a plant that flowers in the winter.