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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 23, 2017 8:17 AM CST
I bought a very nice, 6 foot tall wisteria plant last June (Monrovia). I planted it where I was going to have a pergola built, and the Spousal Unit and I put up a cattle panel for its "trellis". It grew like gangbusters last summer. It's not planted in the best soil around, but I watered it lots over the course of the summer.

Last week the SU and hung another panel for it to climb on in its (hopeful) quest to make it to the top of the pergola and climb around up there. It's just starting to show lots of leaf buds...........I'm really hoping it will gift me with maybe ONE flower cluster this spring, but I'm not holding my breath. Rolling on the floor laughing

The pix of it all green and growing are from last August.


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 23, 2017 1:09 PM CST
YHat's going to be really pretty!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 23, 2017 1:52 PM CST
I certainly hope so...............I hope I don't have to give it a "talking to" in a year or so.................LOL
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 23, 2017 2:55 PM CST
Make all its supports sturdy; it will do its best to pull them down.
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 23, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Ummmm..............you HAVE seen a pic of my new pergola, haven't you? It has pole barn posts for the post part, and 1 1/2 inch x 12 inch boards on the top. A cyclone couldn't topple it, I think a wisteria will be ok. Green Grin!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 23, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Good! Wisteria actually rotated stone columns on a porch of a house I grew up in - it was a very mature vine.
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 23, 2017 4:42 PM CST
I think by the time this gets huge and obnoxious, I will be dead and it will be someone else's problem. I think the pergola will be able to stand it for quite a few years..............


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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Apr 23, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Anna, this is what it will look like in a few years! Smiling
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 23, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Cool!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 23, 2017 8:29 PM CST
I can only hope.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Apr 26, 2017 10:40 AM CST
I took this just a few minutes ago..........the wisteria's teeny leaves are starting to open. Soon they will be big! Green Grin!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 26, 2017 1:12 PM CST
It seems to be taking to its new jungle gym just fine.
Porkpal
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
May 25, 2017 9:32 PM CST
I planted a wisteria I ordered online this spring next to a cast iron arbor with a bench in the middle. My question is this. Does that arbor sound like it will be strong enough to handle that wisteria in the years to come


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Happy Gardening :-)
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 26, 2017 6:52 AM CST
It will support the wisteria for a number of years, but the vine shrinks as it grows and will probably deform the structure over time.
Porkpal
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
May 26, 2017 2:20 PM CST
I think the stem will become woody enough to be self supporting if you prune the vine regularly.

Did you purchase the plant in bloom? I understand that Wisterias grown from seeds take 12 years to bloom.

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