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!!