That's precisely how I feel sometimes out in the garden ... when one plant or another isn't cooperating with me to grow as I think it should.
Growing Clematis has been an exercise in patience for me and like most exercise, it has been frustrating and exasperating. But like most exercise, it has also proven rewarding. It's a lesson I work to learn over and over again ... perhaps I get a little better each time.
They are so beautiful when they bloom. It's worth their stubborness.
Do you say "Clem-AH-tis" or "Clem-AA-tis?"
btw Elizabeth, the so-called correct pronunciation for it is CLEM-ah-tis, accent on the first syllable.
Thanks for sending my sick rose question on!