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April 25, 2011
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Liliana Parada
Maravilloso diseño. Clásico y romántico .
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Aitken and Associates
That border plant is Spanish Lavender - Lavandula 'Otto Quast' This photo may make the bloom seem more deep purple/pink that it truly was. Thanks for asking:)
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March 5, 2011
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Sheila Schmitz
A few growing tips:
Ideabook: Spring Planting: Wonderful Wisteria · See Ideabook
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Sheila Schmitz added this to Spring Planting: Wonderful Wisteria
California landscape designer Karen Aitken chose Chinese Wisteria for a beautiful cascading effect over this bocce ball court in Morgan Hill. The fact that it grows like a beanstalk can be a plus when looking for quick results in a landscape, Aitken says. But be sure to plant on a separate structure away from roofs and gutters and prune it every year to keep it in bounds. Anyone who has ever had a wisteria will emphasize this point with stories of vines that have taken over lesser porches and trees.
Double rows of pinkish-purple rock cress (Aubrieta deltoidea) immediately grab your eye in this garden — it looks like someone outlined the boccie ball court with a bright highlighter. With such a strong focal point, you might overlook the other purple accents in the space until you notice how well the lightest lavender wisteria overhead frames and complements the bold color below.
Genevieve Schmidt added this to Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in June
Keep wisteria and other vines in check. Spring's warm temperatures and damp soil can mean lush, almost rampant growth in the garden. Vines get out of control quickly in June, so it's important to check them every two weeks and train or tie any new shoots to your trellis or structure.Of course, if new shoots are growing in the wrong direction and can't be tied in gracefully, feel free to snip them off right at the stem where they start. Vines can look wild if not carefully tended.Related: Spring Planting: Wonderful Wisteria

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Trellis over spa.
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last Saturday
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last Monday
Wisteria over a bocce court!
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February 22, 2015
Wisteria and pergola
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February 22, 2015
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February 20, 2015
What purple flower is planted on the border of the walkway? Aitken and Associates That border plant is Spanish Lavender - Lavandula 'Otto Quast' This photo may make the bloom seem more deep purple/pink that it truly was. Thanks for asking:)
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February 2, 2015
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January 7, 2015
Pergola nearby
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January 5, 2015
Wisteria for Fence
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November 30, 2014
Bocce ball with trellis and hanging flowers - could be cool with grapes
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November 29, 2014
Columns and Wisteria
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November 21, 2014
i want this look
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November 16, 2014
Wisteria and walk path
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November 15, 2014
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September 16, 2014
love wisteria vines
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September 7, 2014
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September 3, 2014
“Note. wisteria like other vines can warp wood out its shape if the structure is not sound to begin with. They are invasive and need to be pruned yearly. If you cannot do this or provide the needed 'keeping them in bounds' perhaps another” “another vine is a better choice such as a jasmine.
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August 21, 2014
Border flowers
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wysteria on arbor
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July 9, 2014
Love wisteria, and I hope to have some at some point.
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June 30, 2014
fab wisteria
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June 22, 2014
Pergola wisteria
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bocci with wisteria
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May 25, 2014
Love hanging wisteria
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May 25, 2014
Chinese Wisteria for a beautiful cascading effect
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May 22, 2014
Patio pergola
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May 20, 2014
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May 18, 2014
Pergola and flowers
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May 16, 2014
Definitely the plant I want to hang from our pergola
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May 8, 2014
Flower vines
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April 28, 2014
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April 25, 2014
Bocce w/pretty low maintenance boarded!
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April 23, 2014
wisteria for color on deck posts
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April 22, 2014
Always love wisteria - can it be trained to c limb and cover the stone wall?
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April 16, 2014
Purple flowers
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vine overhead
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Fence vines
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Piha, kasvit, violetti
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February 4, 2014
love wysteria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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January 26, 2014
Bocce court
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January 19, 2014
California landscape
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January 11, 2014
Chinese Wisteria - plant on a separate structure from roofs and gutters and prune every year
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November 24, 2013
All about Wisteria. Should I use it on my pergola or not?
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Wisteria and Pergola
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bocce w/ trellis
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Purple flowers
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September 29, 2013
The formal borders
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wisteria and purple flowers
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September 25, 2013
row of flowers
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September 21, 2013
Beautiful landscaping with wisteria
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back fence? too grandiose for our space
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Good privacy
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I like color and the idea of intimacy
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August 31, 2013
Wisteria on the pergola.
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climbing plants 2
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July 10, 2013
Amethyst Falls Wisteria
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Bocce and pergola!
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wisteria trellis!
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June 19, 2013
Chinese wisteria on pergola
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June 10, 2013
try it
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Bocce court
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June 6, 2013
need to do this
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June 3, 2013
The purple color
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everything around
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Color and pergola
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May 28, 2013
Wisteria Arbor!
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May 27, 2013
Bocci ball court
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May 26, 2013
This is what sold me on Pergolas. I have transplantable wisteria I can place for it and it will be heavenly!!!
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Wisteria vine Rock Cress plant
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Bocce ball court, pergolas, wisteria
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May 23, 2013
Roman Pergola
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May 15, 2013
Love wisteria, bocce ct and rock cress
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May 14, 2013
Wisteria - Beautiful color
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May 8, 2013
open, fragrant, natural
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Arbour with Wisteria plant
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April 26, 2013
Land scraping along the side. The lattice over the beginning.
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April 13, 2013
purple colour
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April 11, 2013
chinese wisteria
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April 7, 2013
The wisteria looks beautiful
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April 6, 2013
Wisteria. Could be high maintenance ?
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April 3, 2013
love the purple and vine growing on burgala
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header size joice coming beyond headers
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two colors on the pergola
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Wisteria, lavender planting
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March 16, 2013
flower wistera
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March 12, 2013
Maybe by bedroom trellis. Purple grapes?
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March 1, 2013
Wisteria on trellis
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February 28, 2013
Wisteria in bloom on pergola, with contrasting but monochromatic ground planting. Very romantic.
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February 28, 2013
chinese wisteria for a cascading effect
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February 27, 2013
Love wisteria
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February 26, 2013
Hanging flowers
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February 25, 2013
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February 23, 2013
Beautiful pergola and wisteria
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February 21, 2013
would like to border the patio with a purple plant, maybe lavender
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February 13, 2013
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drive way
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the patio leading to the pavilion
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January 22, 2013
Wisteria trellis along back of house. Also fruit and nut treed
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Pergola with Wisteria
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Wisteria et pergola
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December 26, 2012
All the flowers
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December 10, 2012
like mine
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linear trellis with wisteria
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Pergola mauve
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purple gardens-wisteria,lavender,etc
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Bocce court!
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November 26, 2012
Love wisteria
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November 25, 2012
I absolutely love the wisteria. It makes it look magical.
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November 22, 2012
wisteria on the pergola and rock cress edging
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wisteria colgando en parron
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wisteria ?!
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purple rock cress
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purple rock cress
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garden landscape
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this is it 4 sure
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November 21, 2012
Double rows of pinkish-purple rock cress (Aubrieta deltoidea)
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Wisteria ?
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Bocce ball court
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October 3, 2012
I adore whatever these flowers are on the pergola.
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September 29, 2012
Love hoe these flowers hang over the pergola.
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Alma - Love this plant
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Wisteria vine
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Pérgola jardim
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love this look - wood only
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Back patio
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Wisteria over pergola
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