Wisteria in bloom

Before the weather turned chilly again, we’ve enjoyed very mild temperatures. It’s easy to think the winter has gone, when the temperature is 22ºC and the flowers are blooming.

Purple wisteria flowers stating to bloom
Wisteria in bloom
Purple wisteria flowers stating to bloom
Wisteria flowers

Only a few days ago, the wisteria in the yard was pretty much asleep. Now, it’s giving us a hint of its beauty.

I know the plant as glicine (ˈɡlitʃine). Its Italian name derives from the Greek glykýs, which means ‘sweet’. Wisteria evokes the warm, sunny afternoons spent underneath a pergola by the lake in my hometown. I can’t wait to see this one at its peak.

Photos © Silvia Maggi

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