Friday, May 22, 2009
Wisteria at last
It seems like this vine, which has been blooming in small increments for the past 3 years, has finally hit its stride. Full disclosure: from where I sit in the garden, it really looks more like this:
But I can see that more blooms are coming on the shadier patio side and I think it will get more floriferous there. They will take longer to come, but thanks to the shade they will also last longer (which is why I still have tulips). As I mentioned in another post, in late April, I got on a ladder and randomly hacked away at this, mainly to reduce its incursions on my neighbor's property. You are supposed to prune after blooming, but after I did that I had more blooms than I have ever had. Coincidence? I think not. Though the time elapse between cause and effect does seem too short.
Regardless of which side it is blooming on, the scent is heavenly.