Thursday, March 8, 2012

Making Wisteria Bloom

This time of year, it's nice to take a moment to look at the structures in your garden. I came across this garden arch serving as an entrance to a vegetable plot. Covered with a fairly young wisteria vine in bloom, it was a nice touch. The gardener who placed a wisteria on this trellis knew what they were doing.

Notice how they have braided and twined the wisteria vine on itself, stressing the plant. Girdling part way around some of the main stems would also help accomplish this stress. You can wait a long time for a wisteria to bloom, or you can help it along. If waiting is not your style you could try the sure thing and plant a nice clematis like 'Betty Corning' or a honeysuckle vine.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely wisteria! I didn't know stressing it like that would help it to bloom at a younger age. Very cool tip - thanks!