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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wisteria

First, I want to thank all of you wonderful bloggers who have taken time to  read my blog.  I also have a special thanks to those who take time to comment.  I love reading what you have to say.
As I have said many times on this blog , I LOVE old houses.  It was not in the cards for me to have one when we moved to the Pacific NW.  I fell in love with this house because when I saw the plans , I said to the SBA, "That house could be in Vermont, that's the one I want!"  It took a bit longer to convince him.  One thing I don't like is that we have a front load attached garage.  I read somewhere that vines automatically add years to the appearance of a house.  So I went about planting vines!!! The SBA built a great arbor over the garage and we planted two different vines.  On one side we have an akebia quinata"Shirobana".  If the winter isn't too bad , it stays green.  On the other side, we planted a  Chinese Wisteria.  It has not bloomed till this year.  I'm so thrilled and I just love the way the vines have improved this garage!!!




 When we had to pick out lighting, I had to order these onion -like lamps from the East. I love the way the vine twists around the lamp.

 The beautiful Wisteria. 


Thanks again for taking a look.  "Penny America" is coming along nicely.  I'll have it done even before I see the Dr. about my hand on Mon. At least that will be done before the carpel tunnel surgery!!

15 comments:

  1. I love how the vines look on the garage. Very pretty. Those Wisteria are beautiful.

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  2. The Vine is very pretty, an inspired idea. I love the Wisteria,it is my favourite colour:)

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  3. I love old houses too. I love the lighting you chose and the vines look wonderful.

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  4. Dear Barb, believe me, I always feel myself fully-loaded with joy and enthusiasm after reading your warm posts.

    All the best,

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  5. if i disappear one day and no one can find me, look in my wisteria. it is starting to scare me! yours is beautiful!

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  6. Hello

    Your photos are lovely. I have a wisteria which I planted last year and I'm patiently waiting for it to bloom.

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  7. Oh, I love wisteria, Barb! We used to have an arbor of it that covered some parts of our patio, but when we remodeled and added on to our home we had to tear it out... It looks so pretty across the top of your garage!

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  8. The vine is so gorgeous. I wish I had a green thumb.

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  9. I love the way your vines look! Makes me want to run home and do the exact same thing to my garage. Love it!

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  10. I meant to comment on your hand before. So sorry, but I'm sure you'll come through with flying colors. The wisteria is gorgeous. I love the vines. Take care!

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  11. I love your vines and wisteria. I also love moss!

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  12. Wisteria is so pretty! I love the look of the vines growing over the garage and the lighting too!

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  13. ooooo gorgeous wisteria you have there and those wee lamps are a must for me too ... mmmm will have to go and have a looksie round this side of the pond :) hope you get your stitching done before your op too :) love mouse xxxxx

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