Too bad the wisteria on my back porch won't last longer. The rain's coming and will knock the flowers off. :( pic.twitter.com/VjCzBG94IjYes, wisteria can be beautiful. The vines are soft, the leaves graceful, the lavender or white flowers breathtaking as they fall like grape clusters from their branches, swaying loose in a strong breeze.
— Georgeann Swiger (@GeorgeannSwiger) June 10, 2013
But I've spent years clearing wisteria from my yard. It's a weed. It kills trees. The roots travel underground for many yards, popping up to entwine and strangle azaleas, maples, and any other plant in its way.
The same plant. Antagonist and protagonist. Lovely yet hated. Admired. Challenging.
Either way, the impact needs to be dramatic . . . and a beauty to behold.