Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wisteria to Drool Over

The wisteria is loaded on the pergola.  Every afternoon, the bumble bees are bouncing around loaded with pollen.  The spent petals float to the ground littering the pavement with sweet smelling purple confetti.  Ajax, our English Mastiff, has many water bowls.  That's because they get very slobbery.  In an effort to conserve precious water, his bowls are dumped regularly onto his lawn or various flower beds and baskets.  The wisteria benefits from Ajax's drool (gross).  Nonetheless, his drool helps.  This year especially we all need to be very creative in conserving water.  Thanks Ajax.

6 comments:

David said...

Maybelline, Dog drool may be good for plants but I'm still not getting one. My grandson to be very happy to have one but over the years I've just had to many animals that I'm left being the one to take them to be euthanized after crawling into my heart. I just don't want to have to do it again. Pets just don't seem to live long enough.

Another nice spring day just pushed me over the edge. I've decided that after five years my back yard raised beds need some rejuvenating. Yesterday, I chopped out the half frozen soil with a pick axe and used the soil that was thawed to mix with some soil amendments, some peat, and compost in the tumbler drum. The soil mixture was then put back into the raised bed. Yeah, I know, I just couldn't make it through another 60 degree Nebraska top 10 day without getting my hands in the dirt some how. It should help to warm up the soil a little faster as well.



Today, I'm going to make an attempt to finish up a couple of the rain gutter growing systems that will set a foot above the raised bed. The gutter growing system is experimental for this year and will be growing tomatoes and green peppers in five gallon buckets. It's supposed to be a self watering system so we shall see how it all works out. In my mind it looks awesome but I have discovered that what looks great in my mind some times is not so great in the real world.

Have a great Wisteria to Drool Over day.

dorothy said...

I'm drooling over your wisteria! It is beautiful. I've about given up on our wisteria ever blooming again. It has been years since we have had a bloom, and I think we have tried everything possible, from pruning to no pruning, to fertilizing to neglect. Maybe it just needs some doggy drool! Anyway it is nice to see a photo to remind me of what wisteria is supposed to look like! Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Wow-the wisteria is fabulous. Thanks for sharing ---we NEED some color up here!

HolleyGarden said...

Oh, I am coveting your beautiful wisteria! And it looks like you have just the perfect spot to grow it. It looks fabulous - and must smell heavenly - dropping down from overhead.

Donna said...

Oh how I love wisteria. I wish I had a place for it.

Aunt Snow said...

Wow, gorgeous!! I never thought about wisteria having a scent before we got ours started, but oh, it's amazing how a vine in full bloom fills the house with scent.