A Trick to Try with Your Wisteria this Summer-

A Trick to Try with Your Wisteria this Summer-

This is a fun technique to ramify your wisteria. After the first flush of leaves has hardened off in early summer, and flowers are long gone, take each leaf and cut them down to two leaflets. This will result in a very thin looking bonsai, and you may wish to provide light shade for a […]

Blooming Springtime—Wisteria and Iris

Blooming Springtime—Wisteria and Iris

Just sharing a couple of things that made me smile, blooming in the garden this week- The fact that they both have lavender blossoms was purely coincidental…I have a tense relationship with the color lavender, but I did like these— Chinese Wisteria, Wisteria sinensis—This tree has been a prolific bloomer for the past five years. […]

More on Growing Wisteria-

Most of the time our hand-wringing about wisteria bonsai is when an otherwise happy tree won’t bloom. They can be obstinate and willful. Last year I wrote a post about a few basic wisteria concepts, Why Won’t My Wisteria Bloom? While those ideas might help getting some plants to bloom, when your tree gets very mature, be […]

Wisteria In Bloom! And Quiz…

As a follow up to the recent post about growing wisteria, this is one in my backyard that is putting on quite a show. It’s a Chinese wisteria, and the photo is from last week. When I came back from the Texas convention over the weekend it was nearly finished blooming. Nuts! The pot was […]

Why Won’t My Wisteria Bloom?

Why Won’t My Wisteria Bloom?

Good question. It seems that while many people would like to have a wisteria bonsai, they give up on them when they fail to bloom consistently. After all, it is a rather dull looking plant when not in flower. I’m sure there are many non-blooming wisteria currently being used as umbrella racks. Wisteria bonsai fail […]