Marja-Leena Rathje
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Marja-Leena | 21/05/2008 | 6 comments
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Do you mean the climbing vine, bittersweet, Dave? I've never seen it, only read about it. This is wisteria, twisting around itself, with some stems thick as my wrists - amazing!

Oh right, of course! We have that, too, unfortunately (very invasive stuff). But I've always admired the aesthetic qualities of the vines.

Joan, in the previous post, mentioned that the wisteria is invasive down south. I don't think it is here. I noticed that one type of bittersweet is also invasive your way.

What slow and powerful images in the winding stems! Our wisteria stems are at present hidden by leaves and the last vestiges of blossom. I shall take another look as a result of your photographs.

Joe, I'm glad you feel the same amazement over these wisteria stems. I wonder if yours are twisting and winding the same way. I've never had this in my gardens.