Stumped in Tacoma..

Stumped in Tacoma..

I am so happy to have found this journal site, I am in the middle of a very exhausting search to find out why my most beautiful deciduous clematis's are dying. I am an advid gardener with studies in horticultue and spent years working in the field. Let me explain what is happening in hopes for a soultion. i have (had, one is dead now)two health, happy clematis that were content to growing over a arbor in my yeard, they are two years old and have never given me any problems. Three weeks ago I went outside and at the top of one of them I notice that some leaves had died and it seemd to have happen like overnight. I did not think to much about this, mabey a broken stem or something, NOT THE CASE!! with 3 day various leaves in assorted places startedto die, first a wilty look and then just brown and finally dead, I checked the roots to see if it was strangeling itself, i checked moister, I check for signs of disease(that i know about) as well as bugs and critters. There have been no spraying in this area ( which is what it looks like, like it had been sprayed with a chemical)Within 7 days it was dead. The funny part was the other one on the opposite sit of the arbor was perfectly healthy, not a brown leaf in site. The two entangled within themselves, that how close they are. The roots of the 2 plants are about 3 feet apart.Now the other one is starting to go through the same thing. It started tuesday and it is spreading fast. HELP ME, i am truely at a loss. ther other plants around theses plants do not seem to be in any danger( japanese lace leaf maple, dalhias, ect.. i hope i have given you enought info to help me sort it out. I also checked root space and all is well, lots of soil to grow in. Thanks Tacoma,Wa Db
Finally, some warmer weather in central FL!

Finally, some warmer weather in central FL!

I STINK at identifying trees! :-(

I STINK at identifying trees! :-(

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