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    While taking pics of our botched roof job...I snapped one of the wisteria..it is a variety we got from Park Seed Co., that blooms later than your "wild" wisteria, so it usually doesn't get the frosts and freezes...hope you enjoy.
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    I really do like Wisterias.
    No sign of flowers from my monster so far but i,m not surprised considering how hard i cut it back last year.

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    Hm..wisteria...I'm really bad with names... is this plant also sometimes called "blue rain"?
    They are just wonderful!

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    one of my very favorites, Gilda. beautiful. used to drive through my hometown in the spring, doing the wisteria circuit, to see some of the very old ones growing on the old captain's homes, etc....there's one that has grown along various wires and crosses the street....anyway, thanks for posting.

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    That is a beautiful one , I think I have the wild type it starts to grow in the spring then gets nipped . Thanks for sharing it G

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    I love that! I dont really know anything about it, do you think it would do good in Florida, or is a cool weather plant?

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    Ok, this is one of those plants that I have a love-hate relationship with... beautiful colours of the flowers and even the gnarled woody stems when they lose their leaves are pretty cool...

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    I don't like the smell .... is it just me... (rhetorical )

    Great pic though Gilda, looks like a very pretty view...

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    Thanks all, I will look up the name in the Park catalog..wisteria grows wild down through SC...don't know about FL ?

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    This is wisteria frutescan 'Amethys Falls'
    Zone 6-9

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    I had a wisteria tree at my old house. Nothing nipped it - not even me with the loppers! That thing was the proverbial weed! It sent runners underground 10's of feet away (there was a lot of ledge - that might be why the runners traveled so far, but I'm not convinced.) They'd pop up and start a new bush in the lawn, in a stone wall. They weren't discriminating. The tree was mucho healthy and sent dozens each year. I could give it the most merciless haircut multiple times a season, and it was a struggle to stay ahead of it.

    It was truly a love/hate relationship! Gotta admit that my first Christmas in that house I wrapped 20 strands of the white "B" lights all around it's branches for the most gorgeous display!

    Julie

    PS - Gilda - yours is lovely. Is that why you've had the roof trouble?

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