One of the goals on my Lotus List is to throw a clematis bloom party. This is the just the first to come into bloom and she (Josephine) lasts a long while, usually a month. Hopefully she'll be around when the others bloom.
I'm off to Madison, Wisconsin today for the annual co-op conference. I'll be gone for 5 days. I feel strange and exhilarated to be leaving the family for so long!