A Little Wisteria Appropriation

May-blooms-arrangementSome 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!

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese Wisteria)

Drooping white Wisteria floribunda (Japanese Wisteria) flower arrangement and my one attempt at stained glass behind.

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.

White-flowers-wisteriaHowever, 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.

Nextdoors-chinese-wisteria.jpg

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About agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.
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6 Responses to A Little Wisteria Appropriation

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Cannot have too much wisteria, thanks for the pictures.

  2. margaret21 says:

    Leaving that lovingly nurtured wisteria may have been the hardest thing of all?

    • agnesashe says:

      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!

  3. 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.

  4. agnesashe says:

    Thank you. It is a majestic plant and I don’t think people realise how strongly perfumed it can be.

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