Some years ago I decided I would like a Wisteria growing around my front door, I thought waterfalls of blue flowers would so look so beautiful. So we duly went to the Garden Centre and chose a healthy strong growing plant. We dug a big hole and added all the necessary fertiliser and compost planted and watered it and it started to grow. Yes it grew up the front of the house over the porch up the side over the bedroom window tried to grow inside the bedroom in to the gutter and up onto the roof. No flowers the first year or the second year or third year. Then it twisted its self around the telephone wire disconnecting our phone and our Computer . Still no flowers, many friends sympathised saying it sometimes takes a long time for a wisteria to establish and have flowers, daughter bought a new house, “Guess what Mum, we have a beautiful wisteria in full bloom” GRRR! Friends would send me picture of their wisteria in full bloom. Then one day on arriving home I spotted them, three flowers, very small and insignificant but most definitely flowers, I jumped for joy got on the phone to every one “My wisteria has flowers on it” I shouted down the phone, somebody pointed out it was an unusual time of year for it to be in bloom. Hmmmmmmmm, yes, I took a closer look and a closer look I could see some string! Yes Sis-in-law had bought silk flowers and Hubbs had tied them on, well was my face red, but not as red as his by the time I had finished! So his forfeit was he had to take down the huge tree which covered half the house and was all leaves and no flowers and buy me a new one. And here it is in all its glory! Well worth the wait I should say.
If you have enjoyed this please visit Marie’s space Which contains beautiful wisteria and peony pictures in her photo album and blog about Hamanikyu park in Japan.