I despaired when my Clematis armandii fell off the pergola this winter and landed in a tangled frozen mess onto the deck for 3+ weeks. I waited for a titch of a thaw and then ever so gently tried to maneuver it back up onto the pergola. Not good! But I managed to get it propped at least and once everything thawed I bungy-ed it back up to the pergola and let a few vines cascade over the Magnolia Stellata. But I had very little hope. But…a wafting scent is lingering over the pergola these days…lots of deader than dead leaves, but a few flowers and some virile new shoots!!! It lives!! Hallelujah.