A Sign

“A Sign”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

Even though some tropicals are still blooming and some tender perennials are still unaffected by the cold temperatures, there is no denying that the growing season is behind us.  The autumn clematis seed head is a confirmation of that.  Blooming in late summer/early autumn, this vine is one of the last plants to start flowering, so when it goes to seed that makes it definite that winter is on its way.




With living just north of the Gulf Coast, we still will have many mild days ahead as well as an occasional freezing one.  This seed head is just a sign that it is time to pull out the garden books, magazines, and catalogues and start planning for next year’s garden.


  1. Gail said,

    November 23, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    They are the prettiest seedheads! gail

  2. nancybond said,

    November 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    You’re lucky to still be able to see your seed heads. 🙂 Ours are amply covered with snow, albeit a tad early for THIS much snow.

  3. Jan said,

    November 24, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Gail, these are very pretty seedheads. Another clematis I have has wicked looking ones.

    Nancy, I have been reading your blog and noting the cold and snow you have been having. I do like gardening in the coastal south.

  4. tina said,

    November 24, 2008 at 8:14 am

    A sign for sure. Now comes the dreaming part.

  5. skeeter said,

    November 24, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Growing season is over in Georgia also. Now we curl up with our warm blankets and flip through magazines and dream on….

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Brenda Kula said,

    November 24, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I have wanted a Clematis vine for several years. And never seem to come across one to buy that either I like or isn’t too pricey. I looked again today at Home Depot. Didn’t find a one.

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