Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Astonishing wisteria...

Each year at this time, we are again astonished by the beauty surrounding our garden literally. Jos and I have always loved wisteria and never had success in growing it until we planted it in our city garden. This tiny garden hosts hundreds of heavenly scented blooms each year. Each year, we are awed once again by its pure beauty. The Dutch call wisteria 'blue rain' which is exactly as it looks right now. It started to really blossom on Sunday and is going to peak this weekend. I am happy it is timed just right with having a few Dutch needlework bloggers over to my house on Sunday for High Tea.


We are making some subtle changes to our garden this year. Since I took these photos on Sunday, a few things have changed and I promise to share more about that later. What is happening in your garden this week?

22 comments:

Tam said...

Very pretty!

Linda said...

Beautiful blue rain! Your slide show is awesome...hugs, Linda

Judy said...

So pretty Heidi, I love wisteria too.

Happy @ Home said...

Your wisteria is so pretty and how nice of it to bloom in time for your guests to see. We have an empty lot near us and the wisteria is growing all over it. It is heavenly to walk by and catch a whiff of it. I hope they never build on that lot.

Piecefulafternoon said...

spectacularly lovely!!!! I love the name Blue Rain.

My garden is slowly coming to life - some bluebells are starting to bloom, the Forget-me-nots are in full bloom and daffodils are beginning to bud - oh, and violets are blooming on the rock wall.

Ginny said...

The wisteria is absolutely gorgeous! The rest of your garden looks amazing, too.

Melanie said...

Simply stunning! Last Saturday, John and I planted a wisteria on either side of our front arch, so I am really looking forward to seeing them grow and blossom!
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Blessed With Four said...

Hi Heidi,

Nice to "meet" you. I love your wisteria, it is beautiful and brings back memories of the plant I use to grow at my old house. I planted more at our current place but it has too much shade and does not bloom. I really need to transplant it to a sunnier area but am afraid I will kill it is I do.
Am enjoying your blog! BlessedwithFour (new to blogging)

Sonja said...

Alhoewel ik jouw foto's nog niet kan zien, kan ik me heel goed voorstellen hoe mooi jullie tuin zal zijn.(heb vandaag geen computer aangehad, alleen de phone).
Hoop dat je ondanks de nare afloop van de koninginnedag toch fijne dagen hebt in CC.
(Heb je mijn mailtje ontvangen?)

Mia said...

Your wisteria is looking just amazing! I am so envious of it... and wish I could have a wisteria in my garden. But I am afraid it is not to be, as the climate here is just too tough for it. But I do love seeing your beautiful photos of it.

I also love the new header you have in your blog, the pretty quilt is just so colourful and cheerful. But I as so sorry you are not well yet, and do hope you will soon be. I so enjoyed your last comment in my blog, and was quite amazed to seen that you had written it min the middle of the night. I do hope you do get a good nights sleep tonight.

Elizabethd said...

I planted two wisteria, thinking they were deep deep pink. They werent, sadly. They are very pale, almost white and not what i expected. Your blue rains are gorgeous!

Gillian L. said...

Wisteria is so beautiful and I love the idea of calling it "Blue Rain". Yours looks really lovely on your entrance way!

Gillian

Nancy said...

Having seen this last year, I can say it is truly beautiful. It is like a magazine. You and Jos sure do know how to grow things. You didn't get that from me, I cannot make much grow. My two trees are doing well, but I don't do flowers well. Maybe cause I ignore them. LOL.
Love you, Mom

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh Heidi, how lucky you are to have this Wisteria! -happy sighhhhhhh-

Happy May,
'Aunt Amelia'

Tracy said...

The magic lilac-blue rain of wisteria...beautiful, Heidi! So glad you are having some happy garden days. We are doing a tidy up in the garden too, and today bought three Japanese maple trees to plant tomorrow--can't wait! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Wild Rose said...

Stunning. There is something about walking under wisteria ~ it reminds me of home.

Marie x

Pondside said...

What a gorgeous wisteria, Heidi. I seem to remember it from last year and then being anxious for mine to bloom. Spring has been so long coming this year that the wisteria is long from blooming - something I'll look forward to!
I had a look back at your recent posts - my but your kitchen looks good! You'll have to post a picture of the new oven when it's in place.

Susan in SC said...

I love wisteria. We used to have such a pretty one until my dad chopped it down. I don't know why he did that! LOL!

>^..^<
Purrs,
Susan in SC

Melanie said...

Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I'm hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at rosehyacinth@hotmail.co.uk, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

It really does look like blue rain! Beautiful!

Here in Virginia, USA, the azaleas and rhododendron are in full bloom. The dogwoods are almost finished. And the irises are all starting to open.

Caroline said...

Heidi,

Thank you first of all for your comment on my blog. I am a bit worried about the complications you mentioned though, I hope you are alright, or ok under the circumstances at least.
I enjoyed your wisteria slide show, it is so pretty.

Take care

Janneke said...

It is truly a beautiful wisteria that is growing in your garden !!!
What a sea of flowers...
I was just wondering Heidie how you are feeling ? Is everything ok ?!
Greetings from the three of us.
Janneke