Thursday, April 15, 2010

if you could only smell the fragrance!

I’m joining some pretty fine gardeners at Tootsie’s Fertilizer Friday and the Inspired Room.

 wisteria clusters w sun shining through

Wisteria blooms have taken over my pergola in the last couple of days with the most stunning  lilac colored blossoms.   The abundance of the color in my garden now is amazing.  It’s like someone takes a paint brush and hurls brilliant hues here and there at night while I’m sleeping.  When I awake I find new splashes of color where dull brown used to be.

wisteria clusters w sun shining through w pg2 at 50 copy

Speaking of paint, I played around with textures on this photo and the effect reminded me of a water color painting.  I layered a texture found at Shadowhouse Creations  resembling a blue cracked paper called PG2 at 60% over the first photo to get this look.

wis and trellis

Oh, how I wish you could take in the fragrance that envelopes me when I open my back door, but, sadly, I know you can’t.  I can only send you pictures and so that’s what I’ll do.  J

31 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is just beautiful. I've only seen wisteria growing like that once in person. It's awesome. Can you carry a bloom cluster into the house just to smell it there?

S said...

WOW, that is a beautiful photo! Would you mind if I include a copy on my blog with a link back to you? Breathtaking.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Marsha! Went to the website you mentioned, but it looked entirely too intimidating to me!! I'll have to check it out more when I have more time. It looks like fun though, if you have the know how!.. Now, your flowers.. They are gorgeous!! ~tina

sissie said...

Oh my goodness your wisteria is breathtaking and your photos are
so lovely.

hugs
Sissie

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your wisteria is so gorgeous and I am so jealous. I cannot get mine to bloom and it is facing an axing. I did warn it last year.LOL!

Mary Lou said...

So gorgeous.. I think I do smell it.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hocking Hills Gardener, could be that your wisteria's not mature enough. Ours was 4 years old before it bloomed.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, my stars! Those shots belong in a magazine!!

m ^..^

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful!! Wisteria explodes into beauty so fast. I went by the silos a few days before I photographed them, and they were nothing but a mass of vines - no blooms. Then an explosion of purple beauty a few days later ( my header).
Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Leann said...

Oh my...it's simply gorgeous. I'm sure them smell is just wonderful.

Enjoy!
Leann

Maria said...

We all want to sit under that pergola and enjoy the wisteria!
It is, as everyone is writing, breathtakingly beautiful!
...
I agree with tales from an oc cottage ... these photos do belong in a magazine!
Have a wonderful weekend, Marsha! enjoy your moments under the pergola!
~Maria

S said...

Thank you, Marsha! I'm glad to send people your way via my blog whatsthebestthatcanhappen.blogspot.com. Once I added the photo to my blog, the colors blended so well with my background and fonts--'twas meant to be! Ha. Merci, and best to you.

Snappy Di said...

It really is lovely but I'm feeling a sneeze coming on.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marsha, Your pergola must be fabulous.... I can 'almost' smell that fragrance. If you see a strange lady sleeping out there---it might be ME.... ha ha

Thanks for sharing your beauty. Where are you in TN? We are on our way to Hendersonville today to check on George's elderly parents.
Hugs,
Betsly

Sarah Knight said...

wow, those are stunning!
I so wish we had wisteria!

Eileen said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is just what I needed to see! My husband is right now, as we speak (type), building a wisteria pergola. I know it will be years before we have it covered with blooms, so I'll have your lovely pictures to inspire me!

http://scravings.blogspot.com/2010/04/hes-at-it-again.html

Eileen said...

Oh, and I meant to ask....what variety of wisteria is that? Chinese? Japanese?

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

These are magnificant. I wish I could smell them too.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Amazing! Just gorgeous. Your photos are so beautiful!!
*hugs*deb

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow, that wisteria looks fabulous! I bet it smells wonderful out there.

Jane

Burlap Luxe said...

Marsha,
So you live on Wisteria Lane :)
So beautiful, indeed I almost smell it, the beauty is so strong.

I will return I am glad I found you from ZuZu place.

~Dore~

BB said...

just lovely!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The Wisteria in all three pictures is just gorgeous! They should be framed.

Maureen said...

Ohhhhh! Absolutely gorgeous!

Paula said...

Oh my what an amazing thing! We don't have this plant here and it is quite wonderful...thank you so much for sharing this with me and all. Paula from Idaho

EG Wow said...

You have wisteria I can only dream of here. (I live in one gardening zone too cold.) These blossoms are fabulous!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Eileen, to be honest I don't recall which kind, japanese or chinese when we bought the plant about 6 years ago, but after researching, I believe ours is Japanese. Keep in mind before planting wisteria that it is VERY invasive. You have to keep a close watch and be ready to pull all the stray slips or it will take over everything.

Carolyn said...

Wow! It is so beautiful-I love the photo with texture that you made.I would love to be able to do that.
It is still pretty brown here just a few early blooms but soon!
Carolyn

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness, your Wisteria is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the fragrance!!!
Your photos are outstanding!

Tootsie said...

oh one more thing....WELCOME TO FERTILIZER FRIDAY.....you are always welcome to flaunt this or anything else growing...please link in again soon!!!

Tootsie said...

Oh MY!!!!! I want WANT WANT some of this in my garden!!! It will never happen...but I did read this on Friday and ran out and bought a potted one...wish me luck...I am sooooooo jealous and wish I could smell it!!!