This is the time of the year that Wisteria is in full bloom, here in Central Florida. Three years ago, I purchased a little "stick" of Wisteria from the local nursery. As the guy was taking it to my car, he told me that it's just like a weed - it'll grow anywhere, and take over everything if you're not careful. That's exactly what I needed to hear, since I'm such a loser when it comes to growing anything! And, I was putting it somewhere that it could "take over"! I lovingly watered and tethered it to the post I wanted it to go on. I knew it would take a few years for the blooms to come -- but now I'm beginning to believe that it will never bloom!
It's just not fair -- my neighbor across the street has this stuff growing like wildfire in his back woods, and my neighbor up the street has one that is massive, and grows all the way up to the top of some trees! (I must admit that I took a bloom from it this morning - the one in the photo.) And there is another gigantic grove of them up the highway - it just grows, and nobody takes care of it!
So, I went on the computer to find out when this thing will ever bloom. Well - it could take anywhere from 3 years to NEVER! Not what I wanted to hear. I guess I'll just keep it going - the nursery told me that this year they received some plants that already had blooms on it, so that's my game plan for next year!
On another note - does anyone have problems getting Blogger to give you paragraph breaks? I hit return 4 times, and it still gives me no spacing! GRRRR
Yay! Captain Elaine told me how to do this - check out her comment! Thanks!