Monday, March 26, 2007

Wisteria gone wild!

With a blog named Twice Bloomed Wisteria you would expect to find a bit of wisteria draping over many entries. It is - allegorically speaking. But, here is a more substantive entry.

Wisteria goes wild by the roadsides (even with MDOT's aggressive use of herbicide) covering trees, bushes, and buildings with its grape like blossoms and filling the air with its inebriatingly sweet scent. Seeing wisteria like this reminds me of how riotous southern Springs really are.

I got to see plenty of roadside wisteria, dogwood, and redbud this weekend when I drove to the Delta. I'll tell you about my fabulous weekend later.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Wisteria already! Good heavens. Y'all are about 5 or 6 weeks ahead of us. We're waiting for the forsythia and the daffodils to bloom.

mull-berry said...

Absolutely beautiful. They are in bloom here but nothing like that!

Frankie said...

Beautiful! I'm green with envy.

zilla said...

That does it. New goal: move to cental Mississippi.

Actually, I had a wisteria vine at one of my old houses, maybe fifteen years ago? It never bloomed. My neighbor suggested a hard pruning would inspire it, but at that time I could barely bring myself to prune anything at all, much less cut back to the trunk, so I never tried it.

I'm still lousy at pruning -- you'd take one look at my rose and double over laughing!

Love the pictures today -- they're making me day-dreamy.

wisteria said...

Pruning is difficult for me, too. I am learning the hard way with my fruit trees.

I used to play under a wisteria bush when I was little. It was a beautiful smelling, but bee busy, club house.

wisteria said...

BTW, if want wisteria to flourish, neglect it.

Natalie said...

"Riotous" is the right word for sure.

My neighbors' wisteria vines are blooming like mad. One is on a trellis and another is a compact, well-trained bush.

When we take our morning walks around the neighborhood, Dagny sniffs the air dramatically and says, "We can smell our way home!"

miranda said...

There is someone in Alabama who makes incredible baskets of wisteria vine. I have been trying to get one but haven't been able to plan a trip to that vicinity. The basket I saw at someone's house in Fairhope was very large and naturalistic. I fell in love with it. I keep thinking of all the prunings. If I could only make baskets like that with them...

Floraselect said...

Absolutely beautifully. I have several different varieties of witeria dotted around the garden, of all different ages too. In fact i have a huge pergola covered in blooms. Everyone always comments how fantastic it looks - im actually proud of them sometimes. If anyones interested i bought all of them from www.floraselect.co.uk, a great servie and next day delivery. Enjoy summer 2010.