It's peak Clematis time here at Squirrelhaven. Clematis 'Evipo023' (Cezanne™) is the lucky subject of this week's photo because it is the one best lit by the setting sun. The kids are out of school for the summer, so they've been helping (very grudgingly) with the mulching and weeding, but I deadhead alone. Every day I make the rounds with fine pruners and a paper towel soaked with bleach cleaner to tidy up the Clematis. It's become a big job because the Clematis are all having an outstanding year. Time to get out the ladder.