For a while, I've been wanting to get rid of a bittersweet vine in the garden bed right outside my back door. It's not particularly attractive, and apparently, it's an invasive species--its offspring are popping up all over the yard! It was growing on an old laundry pole, so I needed something else viney to cover that up.
I decided to replace it with clematis. I bought two kinds: the traditional dark violet Jackmanii, which blooms in early summer:
and sweet autumn clematis, which is white, fragrant, and blooms in fall.
I left a dead bittersweet vine for them to climb on, and bought a couple of very tall stakes, too. I may need more in terms of a trellis.