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hendi_alex
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Container Wisteria, best bloom ever

The busy background doesn't allow a photo to do these two blooming plants justice. They have been potted for at least ten years, but this year the bloom in the best in the past three years. Late frosts got the past couple of years. I'll post a follow up photo in a week or so, perhaps the flowers will show better when they are more fully open.

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Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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I didn't know those could be grown in containers. I had a friend that had planted a wisteria and it took over the whole hill side! It was breath taking but out of control.
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What a difference a day makes!

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Closeup of the bee activity:
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Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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These plants were pulled as offshoots from a single vine in the yard at least 10-14 years ago. They have done very well in pot culture and have been in the current 5-8 gallon containers for several years. Last year, for the first time, I pulled the plants and trimmed the root ball.

I don't find wisteria to be at all invasive, as long as it can be planted in an area that allows the overgrowth to be mowed. It will confine itself to one tree or one support, as long as there is a stretch of open lawn that gets mowed regularly, thus acting as a barrier to offshoots from the root system. My main vine, growing up an old oak tree has made very few clones from its roots for the last several years.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

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