Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas
Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
It's Wisteria Time
We were gone for the weekend and when we got home yesterday, we found the Wisteria in full bloom. It's a 10 year old plant that climbs a post at the end of the garage and has grown along the arbor attached to the garage and it's almost reached the other end!!!
For about 10 days to 2 weeks at this time of year, the blooms are heavy on the vine and the scent is heavenly.
I love the way that wisteria "drips" from the roof of the garage.
The dream I had 10 years ago when I planted both the wisteria and the William Baffin rose of having the wisteria grow all the way to the rose and then we would have lavender and pink entertwined finally happened.
Blooms of perennial plants are all too short -- a couple of weeks at the most but they are like old friends coming back year and after for a visit.
We enjoy this annual visit of our wisteria and of course, think each year's blooms are prettier than the last.