Our Chinese Wisteria vine is blooming.
They said it couldn’t flourish here in Zone 4. They said it needs Zone 6 to thrive. But here it is. Chinese Wisteria, a three-year old plant growing on the pergola that shelters our back door.
They said it wouldn’t grow. They said if it did grow, it wouldn’t bloom. But, here it is. Here it is with its sweet fragrance, twining its dark grey bark counter-clockwise around the vertical supports. Here it is with its delicate oval leaves on waving stems 4 to 16 inches long.
What a delight to see the little cobs lengthen and turn purple-blue, to see tiny florets on a raceme! And, not just one but many. There are more than a dozen stems with clusters of purple-blue flowers swaying in the spring breeze at our door.
Our Chinese Wisteria is blooming…so what?
Well…it’s blooming, so there.