Wordless Wednesday: Dingle Dangle

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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Dingle Dangle

  1. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful greenery… best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

  2. carin says:

    I’ve never seen it grown like this. Quite something! And a beautiful shot.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Carin – it was only about 3 or 4 feet tall when I planted it in 2000, and it was about 6 years later when it first flowered by which time it had grown as extensively as this. The gnarled stems make it look as if it would be a lot older, don’t they?

  3. Chloris says:

    A beautifully trained Wisteria. And full of blooms, how lovely.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Chloris – and yet we don’t often get blooms on the lowest stem. I wonder if there is a reason for that – although pruning from the top of the full extension of the ladder is always minimal, so perhaps the lower stem is over-pruned? 😉 Seriously, I am quite meticulous with the pruning although did cut back some of the ‘depth’ last year as it was beginning to project from the wall too much. I’ll post another picture when it is fully out.

  4. What a wonderful job you’ve done pruning that – so impressive! It’s beautiful! The new leaves are such a fresh lime-green.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks, it’s one of my few ritual tasks and I enjoy doing it as its a kind of marker within the seasons. The new growth is always such a beautifully fresh green, but even later in the year it still retains a certain brightness and there’s plenty of it too!

  5. So structurally beautiful as well as so lovely and colorful. Very nice!

  6. croftgarden says:

    It looks lovely and you should be congratulated on your very professional pruning and head for heights!

  7. Christina says:

    I’m surprised there is so much foliage if it isn’t fully out (as you said above). I remember you prune in the winter much earlier than I do and earlier than is usually recommended maybe that has something to do with its flowering less in some parts.

  8. bittster says:

    I’m glad to hear you enjoy pruning this wisteria. Great job! So often people complain about the maintainence of plants, but pruning is one of those jobs which I find satisfying… cleaning up the prunings is another story though.
    Frank

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