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Is Campanula an Indoor or Outdoor Plant

Is Campanula an Indoor or Outdoor Plant

Is Campanula an Indoor or Outdoor Plant

Have to laugh. I hit your old post while looking up the “correct” pronunciation because a neighbor and I were using different pronunciations. I learned Klem-uh-tis from my mom, who hails from the Rittman-Wooster area not far from Cleveland, but maybe she picked up that pronunciation from time spent in the Atlanta area. Our neighbor from New Jersey kept saying cle-MAT-is, and I too was cringing every time he said it. But, not enough to spoil what prompted the conversation – I’d been driving by another house in our neighborhood that had a spectacular clematis arbor and suggested a post-Sunday-dinner amble of the two blocks to get a better view. Here in northern Virginia, the clematis are quite gorgeous right now!

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So, when I was at the Chelsea Garden Show in London last year, I went to the Clematis “expert” manning the Clematis area, and he said there are 3 pronunciations…”clem’ uh tis”, ” cle mate’ is” and “cle mat’ is”, one Scottish, one English and one American…now to remember which is which. My Scottish grandfather, who owned Inglenook Public Gardens, years ago, in Victoria, BC, pronounced it, “cle mat’is”. Take it from there. My mother and her neighbour argued about that for years. Then there is the gerbera daisy…just had a discussion about that word last night which led me here…Just found this as my Mum just came back from a talk given by an expert on the Clematis. Here in Britain my Mum grew up pronouncing it “cluh-MAY-tus”, as did everyone else around her, and there are just as many people, including the person giving the talk, who pronounce it “CLEM-uh-tus”. I’ve always said “cluh-MAY-tus”, as I learned from my Mum. It’s good to know both ways are right, although I’m sure that won’t stop the discussion… 🙂

Have to laugh. I hit your old post while looking up the “correct” pronunciation because a neighbor and I were using different pronunciations. I learned Klem-uh-tis from my mom, who hails from the Rittman-Wooster area not far from Cleveland, but maybe she picked up that pronunciation from time spent in the Atlanta area. Our neighbor from New Jersey kept saying cle-MAT-is, and I too was cringing every time he said it. But, not enough to spoil what prompted the conversation – I’d been driving by another house in our neighborhood that had a spectacular clematis arbor and suggested a post-Sunday-dinner amble of the two blocks to get a better view. Here in northern Virginia, the clematis are quite gorgeous right now!So, when I was at the Chelsea Garden Show in London last year, I went to the Clematis “expert” manning the Clematis area, and he said there are 3 pronunciations…”clem’ uh tis”, ” cle mate’ is” and “cle mat’ is”, one Scottish, one English and one American…now to remember which is which. My Scottish grandfather, who owned Inglenook Public Gardens, years ago, in Victoria, BC, pronounced it, “cle mat’is”. Take it from there. My mother and her neighbour argued about that for years. Then there is the gerbera daisy…just had a discussion about that word last night which led me here… (Source: www.thisgardenisillegal.com)

 

 

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