Five Year Old Clematis Do Not Bloom

Question From: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Q: Just use Lois in the paper not my last name.............I have two 5 yr old clematis that do not bloom, why? I am ready to toss them

A: Too much fertilizer or not enough sun are the two reasons clematis do not bloom. Improper pruning would also be another reason, but you need to know the variety in order to figure that out. There are three methods and it varies from the kind of clematis your are growing. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy