Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Resting among the wisteria..... about all I will be doing for a few days. My online friends have all departed for home after a packed week being together. We all take away memories of actually meeting for the first time after knowing each other for three years. Now I need to rest and regain my strength and what better place to do it than among the fragrance of our wisteria. Come along with me.....

As you approach our garden at this time of year, it is in its full glory. Opening the gate brings you into our wisteria filled garden. I only wish it lasted longer...

We have them not only draped around the front door, but also along the pergola lining our garden. It gives the illusion of a secret garden as you are unable to see into the garden from the street due to the beech hedge and wisteria. Once inside, you can sit among the blossoms with their sweet smell. I will put some of my garden decorations out soon in this corner. I have not been able to get to that yet.

The old fashioned lanterns hang almost hidden now that the garden is growing. These give us a warm lighting summer or winter. I liked the idea of using candles in hanging lanterns instead of any electrical lighting.

According to the Victorian Language of Flowers, the wisteria means "cordial welcome" and that is exactly how my garden feels to me right now. I am hoping that we will not get a hard rain or wind to quickly as they will chase my blossoms away...


Elizabethd said...

Heidi, beautiful, beautiful!!
My wisteria is in its first year, and is a pale pinky colour, not quite as effective as your blue, but pretty also.
I didnt know it meant welcome...but I'm pleased as I have it climbing up the pillars on our front porch.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Heidi, Have been thinking about you & your guests!! That must have been an incredible experience for you all!! put your feet up, relax & enjoy your GORGEOUS wisteria!!!!!!....heidi :)

Pondside said...

What beautiful wisteria! I have one at the corner of the veranda, but it doesn't bloom, despite being nearly 10 years old. I've tried all the recommended strategies, but still have to be satisfied with admiring wisteria on others' front doors!

Carolien said...

Hello Heidi!

I hope you will have a good rest now after those packed days!!!!!!!
And I hope you will regain your strength soon. The lovely scent of the wisteria will help, I'm sure!

Big hug, dear friend!
Greetings, Carolien

Nancy said...

Your wisteria is beautiful Heidi, and what better place to put your feet up and take a rest. I hope you had a very memorable week!

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is breathtaking...I adore wisteria. Thanks for sharing it with me!

Jo said...

Hi Heidi,
Your wisteria is just beautiful.My mum had a lovely one growing over a huge arbour in our old house in the country where i lived when I was a teenager.They renovated the old house and this was the only thing in the garden that was just alive when they bought it, but with some tenderloving care and mums green thumb it looked absolutey stunning after a few years.

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Heidi
So lovely to hear from you again. That wisteria looks absolutely beautiful. there is some on our neighbour's house and they are training it to grow over ours. It has such a delicious scent.
I do hope you're resting now and looking after yoursefl, Take care and lovely to have you back again

Andylynne said...

I'm so glad you were able to meet your new/old friends that must have been wonderful. The beautiful wisteria will make resting,relaxing and refleting that much sweeter. Glad you had such a good time, can't wait to see photos of your jam packed week.

Anonymous said...

Fijn dat je er weer bent....wat een bijzondere ontmoeting heb je gehad zeg ! Nu weer lekker bijkomen :) Dat moet lukken onder de wisteria !
Groetjes, Janneke.

Susan in SC said...

How beautiful!

Nancy said...

Well, it certainly was a beautiful sight and smell. We all enjoyed it. Hope you still get some stitching time with the flowers.
Love you bunches,

Mary said...

Heidi dear - hope you all had a really wonderful time - know you must need some time to relax.
Not sure when mom returns - but know it must be any day now.

I've been incredibly busy this past couple of weeks and it looks like it will continue until the end of the month. Bob will be traveling some in June and quite honestly I'm so longing for a few days on my own.......just to enjoy the garden, porch etc. and have no schedule to follow.

Loving your wisteria and entrance gate - mine has yet to bloom - planted about 5 yrs. ago, better hurry or I may not see it!!
Thinking of you.
Hugs - Mary.

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
You have been a busy girl! Hope you have a nice long time to rest up now while you enjoy your wisteria
Hugs, Rhondi

Mia said...

How lucky you are to have such a beautiful wisteria in your garden! It certainly makes your garden to feel secluded and secret, in addition to looking just absolutely lovely. I would dearly like to have a wisteria in my garden too, but I do not think it would manage in this cold climate (at least I have never seen a wisteria anywhere in Norway), so I will just have to keep admiring and dreaming about them in other peoples blogs instead.

Sounds like you have had an eventful and lovely week with your online friends. Must have been quite special to actually meet the people in real you talk to online in real person. No doubt you had a wonderful time.

Terri said...

The Wisteria is gorgeos! I wish I could have visited too, last week.
How's Nancy enjoying her visit?
Talk to you soon.

ebogie said...

So beautiful and inspiring to newbie gardeners! I love looking through your postings and seeing how you appreciate and cultivate all that is around us!