A Lovely Sight

“A Lovely Sight”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

The Chinese wisterias are in bloom.



I have loved this spectacular spring-blooming vine since I was a child. This must have been a very popular vine in the 50’s and 60’s because I seem to remember seeing it growing in nearly every neighborhood. We had a next door neighbor who had a large arbor that was covered with wisteria flowers. I remember thinking that this looked so romantic.

I do not have any of this wisteria in my garden since it is just too rampant, but the neighbor across the street has it, so I get to enjoy it without worrying it will take over.



Every morning when I leave to go to work, this view is the first thing I see as I walk out the front door. Such a lovely sight.



  1. Jess said,

    April 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    They are all over here right now too, decorating the roadways and strangling various structures. I’m sure they are probably a bit invasive too but they sure do look pretty!

  2. garden mary said,

    April 8, 2010 at 4:23 am

    This is a lovely sight to see when you leave your home.

  3. April 8, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Those are beautiful. You don’t see wisteria around New Orleans so much. I guess there are too many smaller lots, and some people are afraid of large trees in high winds. The live oaks are an exception, but I don’t think wisteria and live oak would be a good combination. It needs to be on tall, upright trees. Live oaks deserve to have its structure visible.


  4. Joy said,

    April 8, 2010 at 5:29 am

    When we lived in Holland our neighbors had this vine and it was amazing .. that was the only time I have seen this in real life .. living in the Netherlands was pure magic seeing stunning gardens and gorgeous plants .. something I will never forget .. this reminded me of it so I just had to stop and comment girl ! LOL

  5. Randy said,

    April 8, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Great photos of a hard subject! We don’t have any either, plenty around town though.

  6. Jeannie said,

    April 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I love the wisteria too. The scent will make you swoon with pleasure. I have thought about getting one this year and putting it on the fence but you reminded me how aggressive they are in their growth.

  7. April 9, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I’m another fan of wisteria who is not game to plant one in her garden for fear of it taking over! But I agree that they are so very pretty and have a lovely scent to match.

  8. tina said,

    April 11, 2010 at 6:44 am

    They are really pretty to look at and to smell. Nothing beats their beauty in the spring.

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