Our clematis vines are around our mailbox. I don't know how to care for them. . . in the spring or in the fall. I live in mid-Michigan. Can you help?
Hold off pruning until early spring for most types or following bloom in others. This article may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm
I have a clematis vine, fast growing vine, small white flowers. I would like to propagate more vines, or purchase more plants.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/propagate-clematis-cuttings.htm
I have been having problems with my snowdrift clematis. I planted 3 last year hoping to get beautiful blooms this spring. The buds turned brown/black and some of the leaves have also turned brown or the veins have turned brown. I planted a new one and the new leaves have gotten brown spots on them. From what I have read, it doesn't sound like the clematis wilt. I am not sure if it is just frost damage. I live in Washington state and we have had a frosty spring.
It does sound as if they are suffering from cold damage. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
I have a beautiful clematis. It looks like it would be a Lastustern or something similar to it. It blooms yearly and is beautiful both in blooms and leaves. Then, after about a month, it drys up and turns brown, just like it has died. It gets partial sun/shade and is in a well drained area. I don't know what I need to do to keep it pretty all summer, or if they are suppose to dry up after the blooming when it is still summer.
It sounds like your plant may be getting Clematis Wilt. This article will help:
Clematis flower buds attacked by a pest, which burrowed in and resulted in deformed flowers.
Most likely your damaged/deformed blooms are a result of cold damage. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
If you still feel it is a pest, then thrips might be the culprit. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm
I picked up a young clematis at a local hardware store (on clearance) and when I was going to put it in the ground, I noticed the bottom of the stem was broken. Not sure if I bought it that way or if it happened after I bought it. Anyway, has anyone had good results propagating these in water?
Propagating this plant from cuttings is easy. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/propagate-clematis-cuttings.htm
I read somewhere that there was a vine that you could grow with your clematis and the plant would never look dead. . . Any ideas?
You can plant annual morning glories (lots of differnt types...sometimes even they grow back!).
Or you can try to plant another clematis that is a later bloomer!