One really nice thing about keeping a blog is you have a history to search though when you are trying to remember something. I was trying to remember when we planted the Clematis on the light pole in front of the house. The first mention I find is June 14, 2008. It has taken 3 plants and almost 6 years to get to the point where I feel like we can rely on their return every year. They are looking particularly full and vigorous this year. I guess the horrid winter did one thing for us.