The first year they sleep.If these plants are sleeping now, I can't imagine what they will look like in two more years.
The second year they creep.
And the third year they leap.
The "before" of this bed can be seen in the foreground and on the left. Last year, my husband constructed a three-bin compost pile at the site and this is the first batch finished. You can't believe how excited I was over the compost! I'm a firm believer that there is nothing better for a garden than compost (and plenty of water).
Here's a picture from last May, taken under the arbor, showing the dripping wisteria.
And a few months later, from the same angle, instead of bloom I see the seed pod.
Which is brighter, the filtered sunlight or the edges of this wisteria pod?