Monday, March 26, 2007

Wisteria Bloom




The wisteria is in full bloom...I love it at all times of the year...the bare branches, the full bloom before it leafs out and the full green plant with spots of color all summer. I've always picked the seed pods since the seeds are poisonous and shoot all over when they are ripe and dry...I don't want kids or pets eating them. And the immature pods look bean-like...a danger with young children. What I didn't realise for some years was that by picking the pods I was encouraging repeat bloom all summer...payoff for my work!!

3 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Leslie - did wisteria pop open simultaneously in CA, TX, and SC? We all wrote about it!

Yours looks great. You've managed to make your vine behave without standardizing or hacking it. I also didn't know you could get repeat bloom from removing seedpods.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Leslie said...

I wonder if the timing is always close or just a factor of this year?
I didn't know for years that I was causing the repeat bloom...I thought it just did it until I read it somewhere.

Carol said...

I love all the posts about wisteria. Yours looks stunning.