Friday, June 21, 2019

Wisteria

The wisteria around here is s stunning! But it can actually pull down trees and damage houses if left uncontrolled. They are a strong vine! The blossoms are edible and taste good. They symbolize good luck in a new marriage.







I did not take this last picture; I found it on the web. But I just HAD to include it!

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
 ~Raymond Hull

17 comments:

Linda said...

I was Sandra's first commenter and now I am yours!
I guess anything and everything can be invasive and/or destructive.
I have to be ruthless with my honeysuckle and Asian Jasmine among other 'stuff.' But that wisteria......so beautiful. I always meant to plant some.....

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful photos of the wisteria and I learned a few things also. I always love their scent when I walk by. Thank you Ginny! Have a great weekend.

crafty cat corner said...

Several houses around here have wisteria and its always such a shame that the flowers do not last long enough.
Briony
x

Ann said...

Oh it's beautiful most especially in that last picture. It looks like it's got a pretty good hold on that house in the second photo. I didn't realize it could pull a tree down

Rose said...

I so love these! They are glorious.

Sandra said...

I always loved my aunts wisteria but it was nothing like these. these are the biggest and most beautiful i have ever seen. the roots under the ground wreak havoc growing into sewer and water pipes. the house in the header just blows my mind, i said WOW and turned it around for bob to see and he said WOW.. these are all wow photos

George said...

You certainly found a lot of wisteria around your town, but I will admit that the last photo is amazing.

Inger said...

They really take over, don't they? But still very beautiful.

Tamago said...

Oh they are so beautiful! I love wisteria. I had wisteria at my home in childhood and always loved their scent. Did not know the blossoms are edible :-)

Ruth Hiebert said...

These blossoms are so very lovely. The color and form is exquisite.

Anne Jeffries said...

Astounding. Local?

photowannabe said...

I love wisteria. Its so ethereal and smells great too.
Our tiny bushes bloom in very early spring and then they are done.
I don't think they are pure wisteria but I love them anyway.

Chatty Crone said...

How in the world can you grow Wisteria there - I thought it was a deep south thing and I tried to grow it!
Sorry I haven't been steady the last few days - Rick has had a HORRIBLE tooth ache - we finally and I say we - got a root cancel yesterday. Phew.

Sandie♥

Nancy Chan said...

So beautiful! I would be tempted to grow too but too much work to keep it in control.

natalia20041989 said...

Love those photos, they are magical, have a great week:)

Hootin' Anni said...

So so pretty! And .... PURPLE!

Carla from The River said...

WOW! I like them. :-) Are they hard to manage?