: Today I'm curious about three plants on my District of Columbia
: property, where my only gardening implements since I bought my
: house have been shears, clippers and saws.
Looks like Virgin's Bower - Clematis virginiana - a sort of weedy native
: This vine seems to be blooming early this year. Both my wife and
: I enjoy the fragrant flowers. The leaves are heart-shaped and a
: little shiny -- I think that's what made the bluish areas in my
: digital photo.
: This vine is mixed in with the first. I like the subtle colors
: of the berries.
It's a grape. Vitis sp. - maybe someone can come up with the species.
: These invade a flower bed in which my wife has tried to impose
: more structure -- when she has time. Hey, it's her problem.
?? Looks sort of like Lily of the Valley. Have they ever flowered?
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