My H.F. Young Clematis vine (seen in the lefthand corner in the photograph atop this entry), is on her usual schedule, producing numerous, humongous purple flowers, at this very time in May.
Every time her flowers re-appear (re-bloom), I think of Katharine Hepburn's line (in her role as Terry Randall for Stage Door): "The calla lilies are in bloom again..."
The H.F. Young has been doing this ever since she was first planted in my rooftop garden in bygone years (2005 or 2006). I have written about this vine over the course of my years here on Blogger.
Moreover, she is included in both volumes of Cam's Words In Our Beak book series (pictured below).
My H.F. is introduced in the first volume, however, in the second volume, many details are given related to some hardships she has endured as a result of growing in an urban garden — yet she continues to thrive!
What an inspiration this vine has been to me in my enduring my difficulties (although I've never told her that, nor is it mentioned in the book series).
Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.