Friday, January 08, 2010

Pruning Wisteria

As I prune the wisteria (and honeysuckle and Tara vines), I keep picturing the last attempt. Wisteria hysteria. Here are the crime scene photos. At least, I'm not pruning them down to their roots.

I know wisteria should be pruned after it blooms in the spring, but the arbor is deteriorating and I have to get it ready to replace all the uprights and cross-beams this summer. I also need to lessen the snow load this winter.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Your post reminded me of fighting hops in my garden. Its stems are not as thick as wisteria's trunk, but its roots went two feet deep. I know, it will come back!I wrote about it in my post "Hops - A Scary Story", May 25th. I always dreamed about having a wisteria. Maybe, I should stop dreaming! Thank you for your story!

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

I have a wisteria in my garden, that looks more like a giant bust or small tree than anything else. They are so gorgeous in the spring.