wisteria.

April 14, 2009
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i told you i would revisit wisteria. this time it’s the southern france variety, from the home of my dear friends eliane et françois. when i first wrote about this beautiful member of the sweet-pea family, a few of you mentioned never having smelled it before. rush out. find some. breathe deeply. you will be smitten. in this small town in the l’arrière-pays of southern france, the glycine drapes itself from everything. some blooms get to be over a meter long. as you can see, the result is magical. hope these little photos brighten your morning.
 
{for another post about wisteria, stop by this lovely blog}.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Laura Trevey April 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Erin,
    Your wisteria photos are Stunning!! I would love to try to paint one of those…
    Happy Tuesday 🙂

  • Reply Laura Trevey April 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I just added you to my blog list, so I can visit often 🙂

  • Reply littlebyrd April 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I love the look of it! This patio is quite wonderful too with all of it’s plants – I would spend hours at a time siting there if it was mine.

  • Reply janettaylor April 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    So beautiful and romantique! I die for it!

    XO

  • Reply Karen April 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Those pictures are breathtaking! And you know, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled wisteria — I’m so curious now!

  • Reply Poke Salad Annie April 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    absolutely stunning! and to think that it smells good too!

  • Reply onesilentwinter April 14, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    beautiful, can not wait to see it bloom around here! love your header!

  • Reply Julia April 14, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I remember walking through the island of Capri off the Almalfi coast a number of years ago and seeing all the wisteria draping the buildings and walls! It was beautiful 🙂

    These images are just incredible, I can’t imagine what it would be like to see these every day in the spring *sighs*

  • Reply chelsea April 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Oh my this is so lovely! I just adore wisteria. Also, one of my dreams is to live in the South of France. I am hoping to visit this summer. I’m saving my pennies:)

  • Reply Rebecca April 14, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    ohhh…it looks so very beautiful. as we await 3 feet of snow, i am warmed by the reminder that sweet, fresh flowers will one day bloom.

  • Reply cuteseas April 14, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    oh lovely! don’t you just love spring?

  • Reply doebmom April 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    been wishing for wisteria for years–but can’t convince dad. maybe one could grow up the big white pine…right near our bedroom window…mmmmmmmm…

  • Reply Devonbella April 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    awesome blog xx

  • Reply sarah April 15, 2009 at 3:04 am

    so beautiful, and perfect for me because i’m about to give my patio a makeover and need inspiration!

    by the way, thank you for being one of my blog followers, it means a lot to me!

  • Reply Mary-Laure April 15, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Such wonderful colors!

  • Reply K @ Blog Goggles April 15, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Tina { Luphia Loves... } April 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    WOW! these photo are so so pretty 🙂

  • Reply being red April 16, 2009 at 3:27 am

    these are gorgeous! wisteria…who knew?! im always on the lookout for beautiful flowers for my tiny garden.

    very pretty blog you have here! xx

  • Reply tanya April 16, 2009 at 3:36 am

    I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with wisteria…sooo incredibly gorgeous!

  • Reply abby April 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    did i tell you before that we’re moving into a house on june 1 that has a big pergola that’s crawling with wisteria? oh, my! can’t wait! trust pictures will follow. 🙂

  • Reply down and out chic April 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    these photos are beautiful…

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