I must say, I have the kindliest friends. Case in point, Diane Quinn who sent me these photos of Wisteria of Japan in full and fantabulous bloom, and I couldn't possibly thank her enough. These photos are gorgeous! See for yourself.
Look at that gnarly, twisty, curvy trunk! Know how that's done? It grows naturally like that. Well, Wisteria is a vine, you know, but with your help it can do outrageous things...like this stunning shape!
Lay on the earth looking up and this is the view. Spectacular, isn't it?
Wisteria come in several colors. The lavender color is most common, but there are white and other purple and pink hues.
Those Japanese gardeners are artful indeed in how they form a tree out of a vine. Just astonishing.
Those lovely draping sprays of blossoms also come with a perfume which will knock your socks off. Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but not by much!
Talk about heaven on earth! These millions of flowers are all from the extended branches of one wisteria tree. Being it's actually a vine, by nature and design, the branches can grow on and on and on... they certainly do here, don't they? The metal pole you see are to support those branches.
Here's a fun fact for you. Did you know there are two types of wisteria? The Japanese and the Chinese varieties. Take a wild guess what the major difference is in them. Here's a clue, remember, they are vines.