It’s been a week since I announced the start of Operation: Wisteria Watch, in my post called “The greening of the GDA.” Okay, that was March 23, which makes it nine days instead of a week. But close enough.
At the time, I was concerned about the health of our two young wisterias (glycines, in French) at the front of our house, because they had “barely any hint of buds.” The worry was that our relatively harsh February weather had killed them.
But by this morning, things were looking much brighter on both sides of our front steps. Here’s one of the main stems, showing decent growth:
And here’s the vine on the right side of our steps, as it grows horizontally across the stone wall below our bathroom window:
So it looks like our wisteria are off the Endangered Species list around here. Now we’re worrying about our great, tall oleander at the side of the house. It’s looking decidedly frost-bitten. Up next — Operation: Oleander Watch.