Clematis Vines – Pruning

Q: I have two clematis vines that were beautiful this past summer. They are now hibernating for the winter. What should I do now to insure that they are just as vibrant next year? Should I cut the dying vines back or leave them as they are?

A: Local garden expert Daryl Pulis (www.MrsGreenThumb.com) says pruning depends on what kind of clematis you have. They’re classified into three groups depending on flowering time. Each group has different pruning needs. I’ve collected several good clematis care web sites into one spot at http://xrl.us/PRUNECLEMATIS .

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