This is an example of a mediterranean porch design in Santa Barbara with a pergola.

Santa Ynez Valley

Mediterranean Porch, Santa Barbara

This is an example of a mediterranean porch design in Santa Barbara with a pergola. - Houzz

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aestrada10 wrote:January 21, 2013
  • kissyface
    7 years ago
    No bees. At least not enough that I've noticed.

    I grew mine on my porch posts. I attached wire to the inside of my porch just under the roof (I used hook eyes and strong wire). As the vine grew I selected two or three shoots for each post and attached them to the post with ties (winding around the post). I pinch off all of the side shoots until it reaches the inside roof of the porch and then I start them growing sideways along the wire. Once it winds around itself it will hold itself up. When it's all around the inside of the porch, I cut the ends and shoots will come off of the main branches. Keep these under control by cutting back all but a couple of leaves. Don't let them get under your roof or anywhere else. Keep pinching off any leaves that are along the post and cut back any more shoots from the bottom. Make sure that you buy wisteria in bloom as some of them don't bloom for seven years.
  • Dana C.
    7 years ago
    I planted wisteria on an iron fence away from house where it won't be problematic. They need sun to bloom
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