Thursday, April 26, 2012

Flip Flop Gardener on Wisteria Lane

A certain  part of my garden is a lot like Wisteria Lane on Desperate Housewife's. Wild and crazy, out of control, and very colorful.
I am talking about my own Wisteria that is growing in my garden.
Wisteria is a fast growing plant which can get out of control very easily. It can grow up to 10 feet a year in zones 3-9, which is basically everywhere except Mexico, S.Florida,Hawaii and some parts of California.  My Wisteria  growing on this arbor, needs regular pruning/cutting on the bottom so that it doesn't wrap itself around surrounding plants.
 
Walk by the Wisteria this time of the year, and you will hear nothing but the sound of buzzing.
I told you wild and crazy- bee's doing their thing!
Wisteria is a very colorful plant/vine with beautiful shades of purple. It's lovely against the strong shades of green in the leaves.
Wisteria can be planted anytime and once established is not high maintenance ( unlike the other women on the lane) when it comes to soil or water. My Wisteria plant has been in this spot for 4 years .
When I am sitting  next to my Wisteria I can't help but take in all of the beauty that this plant has to offer both hanging on the vine and as cut flowers.
 
The cost of the plant is relatively cheap compared to the enormous amount of beauty you will get year after year and without all of the drama that you'll find on Wisteria Lane.
PS.If you are a Desperate Housewife fan then you know the street Wisteria Lane.But you many not know that the street located at Universal Studios Hollywood,  is actually named Colonial Street. 

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19 comments:

FJ said...

Beautiful ...

pbdesigns said...

It has really filled the space with beauty! You and your green thumb are awesome!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh so beautiful! I've tried Wisteria where I live but the winters are too cold for it. Thank you for sharing your lovely setting.
Nancy

chateau chic said...

Your wisteria is beautiful as is the rest of your garden.
Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors!

Keep workin that garden Laura.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh how i miss having wisteria in my garden! Our last home had wisteria but it became somewhat "to happy"! So in this home, i haven't planted any...Enjoy seeing yours!!! I host a garden party that starts up again next Thursday (May 3rd) would love to see you link up sometime! xoox tracie
PS - coming over from French Country Cottage to visit your darling blog!

Keeping it Cozy said...

Your wisteria is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing some about this plant... I've recently been considering planting some.

Sherry said...

Note to self- Buy a witeria plant this weekend! What a beautiful place to hang out. I love it :-)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love Wisteria and yours is so pretty...what a charming spot.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Just lovely, Laura! I'd never get anything done -- I'd just be soaking in all the beauty and grace.
Have a good weekend ~ xo Heidi

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous, Laura! Wow. What a beautiful place to sit and sip a glass of iced tea! :)

xoxo laurie

Town and Cottage said...

Along the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida the wisteria bloomed a few weeks ago. There is a hybrid wisteria that only takes one year to reach the maturity it needs before blooming. I read about it at http://www.wilsonbroslandscape.com/VineFileWisteriaAmethystFalls.html Thanks for sharing your garden pictures.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Gorgeous - we had some untamed wisteria growing wildly and wrapping around trees when we bought out house! Love your arbor!
Kelly

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your wisteria is absolutely stunning! I love them! I had them in one of our old backyards and wish I had the right place for one in this yard.

Thanks for sharing!
Pam

Carol Ann said...

You've inspired me to try growing it! Yours is just beautiful!

Sandy said...

I want a Wisteria growing in my yard
really bad but I live in zone10 and it's hot
steamy, sandy/clay soil and just the
wrong climate for it.. so I'll just
enjoy your photos!
Beautiful
Sandy

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your wisteria plant is beautiful!!!

Dee

Fishtail Cottage said...

yay - i am so glad you joined the party! thank you!!!! Love that wisteria (but you already knew that) lol....have a fantastic week! xoxo, tracie

Deidre said...

Gorgeous pics and Fabulous Garden! Makes me wanna stop by and sit for awhile:) Deidre http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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