Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
That’s a beautiful wisteria and loaded with flowers. I was given a cutting several years ago and, aside from trailers all over the yard, it hasn’t produced much. We have buds currently but cold and possible snow tonight. Seems to happen every year. I’ll enjoy yours vicariously.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Over the last couple of years ours has started to produce loads of long offshoots at ground level which I assume to be from the rootstock, so I cut them off relentlessly.
Fabulous and beautifully trained! It’s a double one isn’t it? Do you have a name for it?
Thanks Liz. It was our third attempt at a wisteria for the pergola and is a Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’
Beautiful! I am so envious! 😃
Pure heaven! What a lovely space you have created. ❤
Thanks Eliza. It has iterated to something quite cosy. Later in the summer the tendrils get so long that it is positively cave like … until I hack it.
🙂 Needs must!
I once came upon white wisteria twining through the trees on an old Mississippi plantation. I hadn’t seen any white again until quite recently. We have native purple that’s not as florally impressive, but you’ve reminded me that I need to go looking. I suspect it’s too late, now — darned stay-at-home orders!
I have a friend in town who has been sharing gorgeous pictures of her white wisteria and I was saying to her that I didn’t remember seeing a white one before. Apparently, she has problems with pigeons sitting on her trellis eating the blossoms. 😦
How glorious! I am glad the frost didn’t do more damage. The flowers of the doubles never look quite as you’d imagine close up. They have a lovely ruffled effect.
Doubles can look too complicated, but I like these and you are right that these manage to look demurely ruffled. I like the bi-tonal variations in the individual flowers too.