Some of you may remember seeing photos from my old garden of the white Japanese wisteria that I trained over a pergola. I originally bought it as a grafted specimen and it flowered from the first year, but it really got into its stride around about its fifth year. By the time I left that garden to a new custodian the wisteria was 11 years in place and blooming spectacularly every May. It also provided a canopy of green shade for all those long hot days of summer!
I have moved from the outskirts of city living back to urban life proper and no longer have the space for such a rampant plant in my backyard. Well, that’s not entirely true, but I need the sunny area for some fruit as well as flowers.
However, despite my ‘restricted space’ predicament, I am not entirely starved of this beautiful, May blooming flower as from the bedroom window I can see the charming Chinese wisteria decorating my next-door neighbour’s pergola.
6 thoughts on “A Little Wisteria Appropriation”
Cannot have too much wisteria, thanks for the pictures.
Oh yes, I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Leaving that lovingly nurtured wisteria may have been the hardest thing of all?
It was and it wasn’t. I am a great believer that we don’t own anything and are only temporary custodians and my time there was over. I suspect that the new person would be remodelling the house and the garden and the wisteria would be for the chop!
Many years ago I rented an apartment in a large house with wisteria growing across the back and I still think of that time when I see wisteria today. Lovely pictures and lovely plant.
Thank you. It is a majestic plant and I don’t think people realise how strongly perfumed it can be.