Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!
This wisteria is just beginning a new life, recently transplanted from another area of the garden. I had been pruning it in a small tree shape, which has always appealed to me for wisteria, but my studies this winter led me to an understanding of how to properly prune a running wisteria for optimal flowering, managed growth and even an espaliered sort of presentation. My goal will be the look of espaliering along these top and middle fence boards, in each direction coming out of this corner. If you are interested in the pruning information, let me know.
The secret is simple – there is a recognizable difference in the leaf buds and the flower buds. The choice of which to remove, and when to remove them, is important. Pruning at certain times of year will affect how quickly you can lengthen the stem for faster coverage of your chosen area, and this correct pruning will also provide stunning fullness of flowering. Already I am seeing buds that probably set themselves weeks, or months, before the transplant. I will send a photo when it flowers. But for now, the sight of the buds is pure beauty to me!
The container gardening box belongs to my gardening friend, Teresa, next door. Her property is on bedrock with about 2″ of topsoil in this area. She grows wonderful vegetables in this area. Her container gardening is a new effort to provide rich soil for her plants.
Woodland shade gardening with a purpose - pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!
THE JOY OF GARDENING IN THE SHADOWS
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