Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wisteria ~

I found these pictures on my computer today that I took a couple years ago of some gorgeous Wisteria blooming in Hillsdale, Michigan which is about a half hour away from us. I could not believe how beautiful this is and I had never noticed it before. I was there for quite some time and took several pictures. Enjoy ~
I love this old building that the Wisteria is attached to. Gorgeous architecture ~

5 comments:

miss gracies house said...

Very pretty-reminds me of my dear grandmother-she was the only one I ever have known that could make wisteria grow in our climate!
Have a great day,
Rene'

alicew said...

Truly stunning photos Sandi! I love Wisteria!

Debra said...

Sandi,
I too am I Michigan, Lake Orion. I have a beautiful Wisteria growing on a iron arch in front of my house. I wanted to plant it along the porch but was advised by a gardner not to. They are apparently very aggresive plants and will pry off siding, masonry, and wood to anchor themselves. Mine has only bloomed once, but that is partially because I have to trim it back every year. I love the flowers and the scent.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

SherryRoseBella said...

Oh my goodness!!! How beautiful! We have wisteria growing wild here in GA. and I love it! I tried planting some but it isn't doing well in my yard!lol Isn't that the way it goes!!!
Sherry

Clayvessel said...

I just visited this wisteria today and am looking for information about the building and the vine. If you go into the coffee shop located in the front corner of this building, you can go down a hallway to their "Secret Garden" which is a hidden courtyard behind that outside wall. The base of that wisteria is in there and is ancient and huge. Absolutely gorgeous. The base is about 16-18 inches across. It spreads all over including over the wall out to the street there. I'm sure there is an interesting story about it's original planting and the structure of the building.