This is a picture of my mother-in-law’s backyard taken several years ago. She had this beautiful clematis vine, but someone trimmed it back too much and it never has been this full again.
I tried to grow a clematis vine here in Texas once, but it didn’t last long. I think the direct sun and heat was too much for it. If I ever decide to try growing one again, I think I’ll plant it in a mostly shady area.