It's "Wisteria Time" in our garden.
The wisteria we planted many, many years ago is growing up a metal gazebo just off our back porch. You can see our dogwood tree blooming at the same time to the left.
Placement is important for a wisteria plant. It requires a very sturdy structure, as it will engulf any smaller structure in its path.
We're lucky this year that we haven't had a late frost (so far) that would kill the beautiful wisteria buds before they were able to bloom.
If you grow wisteria you know the importance of keeping it in line and under control by regular pruning. But don't prune it too close to spring, otherwise you'll be chopping off the lovely buds. Late fall or winter for a strong "hair cut" is best for wisteria, with some pruning throughout the year after the spring blooms are finished is best.
We are delighted to be seeing these lovely blooms as we step off our back porch into our garden. And the smell is heavenly.
Be sure to check out the recipe for May Wine that Teresa and I made, and drank. It was delicious and fun to make.