Thursday, November 5, 2015

Over on eHow: How to Grow Wisteria in a Planter

After returning back home from our stay in Italy, we have officially caught a case of the wisteria-fever. Known for their cascading blooms, the farmhouse where we stayed had a mature wisteria vine covering the outdoor pergola like a beautiful living canopy.

We loved the look and feel so much, we were excited to learn more about wisteria and try our hand at growing a vine in our own space. Understanding wisteria vines can be known to grow rather aggressively and in some case, disrupt the ground and surrounding structures, we decided to plant a container version. This way, we have the flexibility to not only train the vine, but move it around the garden as we choose.

Wisteria can be grown from seed, but may never bloom so is often planted from a grafted vine. We found an organically grown starter vine from The Maple Lady nursery on Etsy. Within a few days, the live plant arrived at our doorstep ready for planting in its new home here in Virginia.

I'd love to imagine that the vine will survive the winter and eventually grow enough to train into a canopy over the back fence door. Time will tell, and as usual — we'll be sure to keep you posted on the progress.

Head on over to eHow to find our full tutorial with step-by-step instructions for how to plant a container wisteria vine!

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