Monday, April 27, 2009

Wisteria Blooms!

First, the Center Bed has grown quite a bit since I posted about transplanting the daylilies there. Everything is doing well with one exception. The lavender apparently didn't survive the harsh winter. I have cut it back to where the few green sprigs are at the very crown. Will give them another month before yanking them out.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was anxiously waiting for my wisteria vine to start showing some signs of life. I don't know how I missed it over the weekend, but today while inspecting the plantings to see if everything survived yesterday's wicked thunderstorm, I discovered this...

The vine is just loaded in blooms! I have my fingers and toes crossed that nothing happens to prevent all these buds from flowering. If they all do flower, it will be this vine's best showing ever.

I don't know if you can tell from these photos, but my wisteria is pink rather than the more common lavender/purple variety. I bought the sickly plant on a clearance sale at LOWES about eight years ago. I babied it along for the first two years than it just went crazy! I have to prune it about once a month or it would completely take over the entire backyard as it is constantly sending out these long and twining new shoots which grab ahold of anything nearby.


I also mentioned earlier that the yellow alyssum would soon be in full bloom. Here's a photo to prove it...

The only other plants currently flowering are a few tulips on the south side of the house...


Kathleen Coy said...

So pretty!

Pussycats and Angels said...

Hi Tammie
Beautiful photographs. I also love Wisterias and have one climbing over our fence from our neighbours garden and it has starting flowering already, it has been quite mild here so I'm not surprised. You have a pink one Ive not seen that colour before. The tulips are beautiful another one of my favourites.
Love your blog by the way. Wonderful layout.
Well I will visit again soon.
Until then, have a great week in your garden.
Warm Wishes