During our first spring here in France, 18 years ago, I fell in love with the beautiful swathes of wisteria flowers that I saw everywhere. I acuired a wisteria plant from a reputable source and eagerly planted it in a suitable position. It thrived and bushed out and still is bushing out all over the place but never a flower has been seen!
Six or seven years ago a friend gave me a tiny seedling that she had grown from wisteria seeds collected from her own wisteria. I planted it in a dubious position, watered it irregularly and slowly it struggled to climb the wall. Three years ago I was surprised to see that this straggly plant had a few flowers on it! Since then it has thrived and this year we have this magnificent (to my eyes) display of flower.
Glycines is the French word for wisteria - I am not sure why but it feels right, and it's a word I always remember.
A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my 100th post and wanted to celebrate with a giveaway to thank my loyal readers, and which I am now going to link to my 60th birthday on May 3rd!
I have this Jacobs Ladder envelope bag to give away and inside there will be a few little surprises.
If you would like to win this bag - and I am happy to ship anywhere - then please leave a comment below. I shall employ Mr RNG on May 3rd to choose a winner.
The sun is shining here this morning and it promises to be another beautiful day - I hope it is where you are.