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Growing on the High Plains: Clematis

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Today's Growing on the High Plains creeps up on you like a sudden spring shower as we take a look at some lovely vines that entwine. Tune in for a few musings on the deep purple, star-shaped blossoms of clematis

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.