Now that spring has truly sprung, we've had a chance to see what did and, more importantly, did not make it through the winter. The saddest casualty was our fall-blooming clematis. It would start from nothing in the spring and grow about 8-10 feet tall during the summer, completely engulfing the light post. In September and October, it would be covered with thousands of small white flowers and absolutely humming with honey bees. It was so cool to turn on the light and see the glow from within the vines. We've checked all the local nurseries and none carry this fall-blooming variety. We've found one speciality nursery in the state that carries them -- so tomorrow we're on a mission.