Mass Wysteria


Each year around this time the wysteria blooms and permeates my patio and home with the smell of grape bubble gum. One day the mass of bare vines have just the first hint of puffiness, and a week and a half later I have this. They peak for just a few days. If I’m lucky enough, it happens on a weekend, as it has this year. So, any minute now, people will be arriving for Mass Wysteria.

I’ve always had trouble photographing the blooms (and this house in general, actually). The night one came out well, I thought, although with my little flash I can’t get the whole patio cover in.

3 Responses to Mass Wysteria

  1. AuGIE March 25, 2007 at 9:14 pm #

    I’ve only smelled Wisteria once, and that was in the Carribean. Loved it ! Wished it would last longer. What is that other plant that only emits its aroma at eventide?

  2. Julie Gomoll March 26, 2007 at 4:23 pm #

    Geez, I can’t believe I’ve been misspelling wisteria all this time… There are a bunch of other plants that bloom and have aroma only at night: evening primroses, moonflowers, 4 o’clocks, and garden heliotropes are a few.

  3. Keith March 30, 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    Mass wysteria breaks out in Richmond upon Thames every year!
    It’s great, I love it!

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