Friday, April 20, 2012

Backyard Bounty, Part 2

Just out the back door, we have a patio covered by a large pergola under which we dine in clement weather. At each corner, we have planted a vine with the goal of giving us a shaded canopy so that we can eat out more frequently in the summer. Ann planted the first corner, the wisteria that you see here five years ago. Last year in its fourth year, this vine yielded fewer than 10 blooms, but we were so excited after having tended and pruned it for so long. This year, it has dozens and dozens of blooms as you see in the photos. We have a trumpet vine at one corner for the hummingbirds, and two other wisteria that are too young to bloom at the other corners.

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