April is bringing back the always welcomed clematis.
Skinny vines winding and twirling, bright green leaves fresh and veined,
bursting buds dusted lightly with pollen.
Several plants have yet to wake from winter sleep and share blooms,
however "Dr. Ruppel", is actively climbing the birdhouse and, as always,
is the first clematis to show its magnificent striped magenta flowers.
Glories of the garden.