Monday, June 4, 2012

Wisteria Lust!

I took this photo in NYC last summer when Don and I were visiting.  I have Wisteria Lust ... in a really big way.  Three years ago I planted this ... and I have to say, it is growing quite well.  I know, there are naysayers that are not going to approve of my letting it wrap around my deck posts.  But I love it.  and if it decides to get to tight, I will cut it.  But right now I am cheering it on.

Did you know it takes SEVEN years for Wisteria to bloom.  And I just found out I am supposed to be pruning around the leader vine.  The Leader Vine?  I will be working on my pruning techniques this week.  That means whacking off a few to clean it out.  And we will just see what happens!

Hope your week gets off to a great start ... and keep an eye on your Leader Vines!!




  1. You are brave. I have not had wisteria in the East...when I lived in the West, I had a huge one that took over the world. Because of that...I am not brave enough to do what you did....but I'll be watching.

  2. 7 years! I had NO idea! You have a beautiful back yard! I love that NY building with the Wisteria all the way up.. Did they prune for 7 years? I'm curious, so keep us updated on your pruning!
    Have a great week.

  3. Yours looks so healthy, but no blooms for seven have to be really patient!!

  4. Good thing you are learning because I have one I planted three years ago and it is taking over the garage, the shutters, shingles and siding. I want to build a pergola for it to climb instead. Where to start pruning? My bloomed this year. It was an older plant when I got it. Please keep me posted as I want to tame the beast, but feel as you do... worth every bloom.


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