Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog–about plants of the USDA Zones 4-5a of the Northern Plains and people who grow them.
Mary Ann King is a Master Gardener who enjoys plants with a bit more challenge and lots of results. In this region the length of growing period is short for some vining plants to fully display in a season. By setting out transplants that have had a head start on the the season she is ready to address other concerns about creepers and climber vines such as this clematis. See her story here: