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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mary Jane, Apr 12, 2009.
My wisteria. I love it and so do the big fat bumblebees.
Oooh la la. That is awesome. I assume you've pruned it in that form? Is it the Chinese variety?
At the house I used to rent, I planted one shortly after moving in and five years later it finally bloomed, the very spring that I moved away. I've planted one at this house a year or two ago so ...we shall see. Nicely done!
Very beautiful! Mine bloomed weeks ago but Ike really did damage to it.
Mr B, I haven't a clue what variety this would be. When we first moved here, I was grubbing out a place to try and grow *something*, never having seen orange clay before, I was stymied. A friend who is from these parts noticed a clump of wisteria and told me to get rid of that stuff, pronto! It will grow to the house and get in your foundations and basement and strangle you in your sleep, she said!
So of course, I had to grow some. Took a small shoot from the bunch and put it on a trellis. HA! In two years that trellis was twisted beyond recognition so I took the pruners to it and this is what I have. It shades my Fred Flintsome bench quite nicely and smells pretty much like heaven when it blooms.
Jean, I thought this one would be beaten all to hell when we had the storms and hail the other night but magically, it didn't do much damage to it. I must have a Wisteria Gardening Angel looking after me and my treasured plant.
Funny about the trellis. The neighbor who backs up to me had a really nice, large trellis/swing set-up with a wisteria on it. We just loved it because it draped all across the back fence and when in bloom was just gorgeous. We noticed after a few years their trellis was breaking apart and one day both the trellis and wisteria were gone:<
That did bloom well, MJ....very well and so nice. Your angel did nice work!
Thank you, friends!
Beautiful tree MJ. Nicely done!
I adore the common purple variety of wisteria. I REALLY like the way you've controlled
the rampant growth habit of the plant. It looks lovely and very zen, don't ya know.
Thank you. That it ended up looking so zennish is purely by accident but I am very happy with the form.
I want it.
Come get it, Ann. I'll even lend you a shovel. There's a couple suckers we, I mean, you could dig up.
Shovels don't fit my hand. I'll just look at your pictures. Thanks.
Yeah well, you'll change your tune when you see my new shovel. It's special made for women like us'ns.
It would have to be a special special shovel to fit my hand. Maybe it just works for women like you'uns, you being so special and all.
I swear woman, you work harder at getting out of work then it would take to get the dadgummed wisteria shoveled!
My special shovel has a good looking bartender attached to the handle end. Still think it wouldn't work for you?
NOW you're talkin'! Could have saved a lot of words if you'd just spit out that little gem earlier.
I love Wisteria, yours is beautiful. I cant wait to have a yard again, that is one of the first things I will plant.