Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wisteria and Lilacs.

Wisteria are vigorous, twining vines with wide landscape usage where space permits and gardeners are committed to keeping them in bounds like I do. Among their attributes are hardiness, vigor, longevity and the ability to climb high. They are greatly valued for their large, pendulous flower clusters that occur in the spring. Flowers are pea-like and may be white, pink, lilac-blue, bluish-purple or purple in color. The plant climbs by means of twining stems and has alternate, pinnately compound leaves. I got this one 3 years ago and is the first time is blooming.

Lilacs are small trees, we have a lot of them growing in the yard also, Aside from Roses, there is no flower as beautiful and aromatic as Lilacs. Of the two, Lilacs have a stronger scent that carries quite a distance. Unfortunately, Lilacs bloom for only a very brief couple weeks in the spring.

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