We bought our house with little hope that the wisteria covering the pergola would ever bloom, since the back yard is quite shady. But one never knows what the future may bring. To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this.
Closeup of wisteria blossoms. They are lovely!
Every spring brings some new discoveries in our large, rather overgrown yard, and the return of some old friends.
Dame’s rocket is a “weed” but a welcome one in my backyard.
We have a tiny patch of wild Spring Beauties, more rare and delicate than snowdrops. They arrive later than snowdrops, and of their own accord.
The moss (my favorite, naturally), has become lush with the spring rains.
Lichen, moss and stone combine to create a natural work of art.
High winds in March brought down this big tree, but the space beyond seems to have been colonized by a white variety of bluebells (hyacinthoides). I can’t get back there to take a good photo because it’s very swampy.
The other good news is that the frogs have returned to our tiny bathtub of a pond. I’d love to get a picture, but they leap into the water as soon as they hear me coming.
You have got a magical garden there, Linnet. How beautiful – and particularly the wisteria. They are just gorgeous. Hope you have ample time for sitting under that pergola!!!
Thanks Guylty, I’m afraid it’s rainy and very cold at the moment, but I have high hopes for the coming weeks 🙂
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!!!!
Thank you, Herba 🙂
oh what a garden you have! feels pretty magical 🙂 Love the field of white bluebells… Hope the weather is warming up so you can spend more time there 🙂
Thanks Hari! I have high hopes for the summer 🙂 Though the backyard does get kind of buggy, and the Long-Suffering Husband won’t let me buy citronella candles. Not sure why but maybe the smell? Or he thinks I will burn the house down, LOL
Oh, this is just gorgeous! And yes, I’m a little jealous of all the space you have… beautiful!
Thank you Esther. That yard warms my heart every spring with its unexpected gifts. It is not quite as big as it looks, but big enough.
Well, it’s way bigger than my backyard in any case. Love all the purple blossoms.
Ohh..suffering from serious wisteria envy…just won’t grow in our soil. We do have quite a lot of frogs though! 🐸
Haha! I love your frog emoticon. Frogs are big favorites with me 🙂
Yes, me too – we have a thriving colony in our pond and I love to hear them croaking 😺!
what wonders to relax and rejuvinate , you might have Trillium back there too
Yes, we see quite a bit of trillium here, and in the nearby woods, May-apples.
Beatiful post, enchanted garden.
Many thanks for stopping by, Pilar.
I love wisteria. A friend of mine had a trellis with wisteria on Eastern Long Island. I visited her for over 20 years, and in all that time – there was only one bloom. Enjoy.
Thanks, Perry, but now I’m afraid this year is an anomaly! I foolishly thought that once it started blooming, we’d have the flowers every year. A lesson in appreciating the fleeting moment…
Paul S said:
Beautiful! Wisteria reminds me of Lake Como in Italy, it seems to be abundant there!
I’ve never been there, but I hear George Clooney has a house on the lake 🙂
I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos and all that green. It definitely brings back memories for me. Wisteria is so romantic. Thanks for sharing these!
I agree that wisteria is romantic! I wish it would bloom more than once a year, but maybe that is part of the romance.