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Took some pictures of my wisteria last night. The sky is to bright during the day to get a good picture.

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Ah Wisteria, the plant from hell. I know, I've been trying to train one for years. It seems to have a habit of popping up someplace I didn't expect.

JackPedigo Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

Pretty! (maybe use your strobe in the daytime as a fill-flash?!?)

Rustee Level 7 Mar 24, 2019

How unusual. Wisteria get huge around here.

freeofgod Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

In Kentucky it was the purple mist of early spring in the woods . In Alabama the wisteria vines had their own delicate purple haze that reached to the tops of trees. Love them

btroje Level 9 Mar 24, 2019

I remember planting them on the back fence in the Houston area, lots of heat and water, they would grow 1-2 feet a day,completely covered my back fence(150 feet) in two years. I loved the grape like structure of the flowers, Yours look wonderful.

glennlab Level 9 Mar 24, 2019

I especially love the smell of the flowers! It does grow quickly and I am pruning it all summer long to keep it in check.

@Redheadedgammy I never knwq which one grew faster, the wisteria or the okra, I did know the okra required much quicker attention.

@glennlab Okra is another fast grower. I never acquired a taste for it so have never grown it myself.

@Redheadedgammy I grew up in La. so that was one of the summer vegatable on your plate,you ate it. After enough years, you kind of grow a taste for it. I always over planted it, like green beans and squash. It dries well and freezes well.I was much younger then and it was quantity over quality


So beautiful.

CaroleKay Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

That is the way I always imagine wisteria - flowers hanging from a pergola. Very pretty

Zoohome Level 7 Mar 24, 2019

Wonderful trellis for the wisteria .

Cast1es Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

My husband built the pergola two years ago before he started feeling so bad. I love it so much because he built it just for me to be able to sit out on the deck without roasting in the hot Texas sun.



HippieChick58 Level 9 Mar 24, 2019

Wow so beautiful!

Ruby2b Level 5 Mar 24, 2019

One of the prettiest flowers around here. I lived at a house where there was white wisteria. Wish I still had a picture of it. There's lots of wooded areas around where I live now and lots of purple wisteria.

Alvinsmama Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

Very invasive

@Zoohome Yes, it can be unless you stay on top of it with pruning, which I do all summer long.

@Redheadedgammy I keep debating if I start one in my yard. Not sure I have the discipline of controlling it.
But you also have a native one, correct?

@Zoohome The two I bought said they were native to this area. I don't have the tag any longer so don't know the name of these two.

@Redheadedgammy , I got a start from my grandmothers. It wasn't nearly as invasive as the ones I've seen from the nurseries.

@freeofgod Some varieties are not as invasive as others. I wish I had saved my tags now so I'd know which one I have. I just remember it said, it was a native plant. Sometimes those we get from older plants are the best ones!!!



Heidi68 Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

They really are pretty this year. Two year old plants.

@Redheadedgammy they grew everywhere when I was growing up. I miss seeing them. I had planted some when I was in OK. but I don't have any here [yet].

@Heidi68 Well, N. Carolina should have the perfect weather for them. I hope you get a plant soon, and enjoy the wonderful fragrance.


That's great! Yours are ahead of mine.

AstralSmoke Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

Yes and the bees are enjoying it immensely! Love to hear their little buzzing. ?


Wisteria is amazingly beautiful. I wish I had it in my garden.

Agnieszka Level 7 Mar 24, 2019

It smells so nice as well. I sit out on the deck every morning to drink my coffee and enjoy the smell.?

@Redheadedgammy I envy you smile002.gif I saw wisteria in Italy and fell in love instantly with its beauty.


That is a great pergola and a lovely wisteria. I am very partial to "hanging down" plants ( my daughters' names for wisteria and golden rain trees.

Spinliesel Level 8 Mar 24, 2019

My grand daughter asked me if they were grapes. LOL Does kind of look like grapes.

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