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What you need:
  • 1 gallon or larger clematis
  • 5 gallon or larger container
  • Trellis
  • Potting soil
  • Twist ties
  • Assorted annuals
  • Gravel or rocks
Clematis are beautiful additions to any container garden. Take a large container and add about an inch or two of gravel to the bottom. This will aid in drainage. Fill the container about halfway with soil.
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Next, remove all the ties from the clematis.
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Water the clematis thoroughly and carefully remove it from its pot.
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Place the clematis in the center of the large container and backfill with soil.
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Spread the clematis' vines evenly around the container and place a trellis in the middle of the pot.
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Weave the vines through the trellis and attach them loosely with twist ties.
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To finish, plant assorted annuals around the perimeter of the container and water well. The annuals will serve a dual purpose in the container. Not only do they add a burst of color to the planting, they also shade the clematis roots, which will result in a much happpier, healthier plant.