Well, spring took a long time getting here, so I took a long time changing this photo.
My wisteria is blooming! It is so pretty, and it lasts such a short time, and it is so much work keeping it from devouring my garden and my neighbors’ gardens on either side. But it sure is pretty.
Here is one that is even more beautiful than mine. I discovered a cemetery in Oakland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the designer of Central Park in New York City. The wisteria was planted next to a long trellis and was meant to cover the whole length of the trellis. It did, and then jumped the fence and grew through a large tree near the trellis. Absolutely breath-taking! It put on a fine show for several years until the gardeners cut it back. I haven’t been there this year to see what has happened.
There are other plants blooming in my garden. The roses are just starting, the nasturtiums bloomed all winter, as did the calla lilies. The nasturtiums treat the calla lilies like Olmsted’s wisteria treated that huge tree. Red and yellow and white – very pretty.
Bugs and butterflies and weeds are happy, and so am I.