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Monday, November 14, 2011

Wisteria of Japan

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.

6 comments:

  1. Those are just about the most beautiful trees I've ever seen.

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  2. Wow. Not being a lover of vines, these are beautiful. Pass on the guessing game lol.

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  3. There is no doubt that the Japanese make an artform out of gardening. In this case, it's wisteria perfection. I'm so glad I was able to help. :-)

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  4. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Wish I could see them in person!

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  5. where did i can get wisteria seed ?

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  6. Where ever you see wisteria growing you can find seeds. So, you can pick a few pods and grow your own tree but you may never get flowers. For whatever reason wisteria grown from seed don't usually flower. It's a mystery to me why this is. Sorry. :-(
    Mail order catalogs sell plants, though, which may work out better for you.

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