Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Wisteria

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!We are bummed for the second year in a row. Just as our wisteria was coming into bloom, we got frost two days in a row. It kills the flower buds and ruins our beautiful flower display for the entire year!
It's kind of hard to see all of the limp and dying flower buds but trust me, they're there! We wait all year to see our Cook's Purple Wisteria bloom!
This is how our wisteria is supposed to look! This photo was taken 3-4 years ago~
As you can see our wisteria has grown quite a bit and mom prunes it 2-3 times in one summer!Our artist friend, Miss Barbara, even painted an Airedale using our wisteria and our barn. No, we don't own the painting. This is one of the photos in her book.Our wisteria will bloom again this summer - "Cook's Purple" blooms more than once during the summer - but it won't be as showy because it will have leaves on the vine next time it blooms.
Dad suggested for next year that if we hear frost is coming to throw a tarp over it!
How come you didn't suggest it this year, dad?!

Our DWB calendar says that today is International Bandana day!
See you all next Wednesday!

Love,
Autumn

37 comments:

Persephone and Buster said...

well guys.. at least your wisteria had flowers... we own the rare and boring "green only" wisteria.. the humomm is bummed because she has only seen two..that would be TWO/2 little chains of flowers on her wisteria in......more years then i can count on my toes....she even tried threatening it. i think that's the year she got the two little purple chains. so, we're glad you had some flowers, sorry they got frozen in our crazy spring freeze..
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue too

Mango said...

The past few nights sure have been rough on the springtime plants and flowers. Sorry that one went back to hibernating. It must have thought it was fall already.

Slobbers,
Mango

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a shame - we love to see your beautiful flowers.

Guess we need to talk to Mom about some bandannas, don't we. Maybe she'll get some of Java's old ones out for us to wear.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Maggie Mae said...

My mom did not realize that it was International Bandana Day. Thanks for letting us know.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mack said...

My mom loves Wisteria cause our great grandma use to grow bunches of it in her front yard. We still think yours is pretty!

Sugars,
Mack

BRUTUS said...

Bummer! Well, at least you had an older photo to show us how pretty it can be - looks so picturesque against your barn! International Bandana day, eh? You might not believe this, but I actually don't have a bandana! Maybe Mason will let me borrow one of his...

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I'm so sorry about your flowers. They looked beautiful in the other picture. We haven't had anything to bloom this year. Not even the lilac bushes or the Dogwood tree...they just went to being green without any flowers. Strange. National Bandana Day..I better tell mom! Thanks! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Jazzi said...

HEy M & M
How ya doing?? Sorry bout the flowers and the frost. I know we had that here too, what a bummer,

Love the purple Wisteria though, it is moms favorite color!! and your in a book,thats reallt cool.

wags
Jazzi

Fred said...

You all look like a gang of bank robbers in your bandannas! ;P Very nice looking robbers, though! Maybe just ice cream robbers? ;P

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Shame on Jack Frost, ruining your flowers like that!

Jake of Florida said...

Wistful wisteria. How sad.

Next year, the tarp for sure, huh Dad???

We'll have to get out our bandanananas to celebrate. Thanks for letting us know (our secretary is so lax about these things).

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Mom keeps saying this has been an odd, odd Spring weather-wise!
National Bandana Day, huh? Me and Zim will put one on if it doesn't rain too hard today. The girls don't like wearing them. I have no idea what the deal is.
Luv,
Dave

Martha and Bailey said...

Sorry about the wisteria - it is always so disappointing!
It is the same here with lovely sunny days and now we are being threatened with snow!
We don't have bandanas so will need to pass on that particular celebration although we do have new collars!!!
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Lucky and Rocky said...

Your home is lovely! Looks like it is straight out of a fairly tale!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You all look great in your bandannas. We might just have to go paw at Mom to put ours on too.

Wisteria is so pretty - too bad about the frost. Mom is worried here that the violent storms we are supposed to have will spoil the blooms on her trumpet plant.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Petsitgal said...

Yes this has been a very crazy spring 90 degree's one day. 40 degree's the next! Wisteria is beautiful. I have had one for 3 years now and I can't get it to flower, it does have pretty green leaves but no flowers!
What a pretty house!

Benny and Lily said...

Oh my word after waiting 45765 years for the beautiful westeria purple flowers. How dare they get frosty and not bloom. We say bring them inside and keep them warm
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry the beaWOOtiful Wisteria took a hit from Jack Frost -

It has certainly been a pekhuliar Spring - we've had three seasons in one!

It furry gray here today - the hills are gone and we khan't see beyond the trees on the far side of the golf khourse -

Woo look stylin' in your bandannas!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

scotsmad said...

You look fantastic in your bandannas. I don't think we 'do' bandannas. We don't even wear collars around the house. Enjoy your day. Now edible bandannas might be a good idea.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Finni said...

It's a shame about the wisteria flowers Autumn. Our Wisteria is lop-sided this year. Dad 'pruned' it at the wrong time and created a hole - Mum was NOT pleased.
When we want to protect something from frost and cold we sometimes put fleecy fabric around or just over plants. It's white and very light but keeps the plants a few degrees warmer.
Headrubs
Finni & Nell xx

mayziegal said...

Gosh, you all looks very much dapper in your bandanas!

Sorry about your wisteria. This spring has been wacky crazy here, too. They got SNOW up in that Denver place today. And we might gets some tonite. I'm ready for it to be nice and warm and for all our flowers to bloom!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Teddy Bear said...

We love WIsteria. Our flowers went away pretty quickly this year. You all look great in your bandanas.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Clive said...

That is such a pity about the wisteria. We've had frost here the last few nights as well as huge hailstones last night - doesn't help the plants at all!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Steve Ballmer said...

Good blogging my friend!

Lorenza said...

Happy Wednesday!
I am so sorry for your Wisteria. This crazy weather, right?
Yes! FuFu's Bandana Day.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Lacy said...

w00fs, that happened to mamas little japanese maple a couple years ago..she wuz skeered it killed it furever, but its back now..and me iz sad we lost Jackson and Digby too..

b safe,
~rocky~

Amber and Nala said...

BUMMER...darn frost...it killed a couple of our plants this year. Mom and I just planted tomatoes today though so it better NOT frost anymore!

Nala

Life With Dogs said...

Oh bummer! You too I see. We are covering everything this week, Monday got a lot of our flowers...

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

I had a hard time scrolling down from your cartoonized header. Wowee. Lovely purple corkscrews. Very pretty.. Happy Bandana day! MandM look pawsome and never too late to say Happy Mother's day too -right?
norwood

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Bandana Day my friends.
I am sorry jack frost nipped the flowers. That is sad. He musta been hungry. We love those kind of flowers too, and know how awsome they would be at your home.
Did i get to wish you Happy moms day?
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Bandana Day my friends.
I am sorry jack frost nipped the flowers. That is sad. He musta been hungry. We love those kind of flowers too, and know how awsome they would be at your home.
Did i get to wish you Happy moms day?
love
tweedles

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez...we're sure sorry ta hear about yer wisteria.....this weather has been horrible lately....we're sittin' here with the furnace on now....give us some nice sunny days and warm temperatures....please...........

Dewey Dewster here....

Pearl said...

Hi there, Autumn!

That is just too sad about your Wisteria! Stupid frost... it really messes things up sometimes.

I guess we just have something to look forward to next Spring!

xoxo
Pearl

Stardust said...

Oh, we're experiencing damaging frost from time to time too. Veges got a little expensive for some time but all is good now. Sorry about Wisteria but I pinning hopes on it next year!

Mom has such good hands on everything! I heard that Wisteria needs much handling and care. Bless her hands.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww sorry about your wisteria.....
it was soooooooo beautiful I had to paint it!!!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

You guys got the frost - our flowers got wilted because of the rain. The irises are out now but some of them are near the ground because of the rain we had the other day. It was also verrrrrrrry chilly too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Oskar said...

Our lilacs didn't really bloom this year. We were sad about that.