yes, more purple… wisteria

My mom brought me this “volunteer” wisteria that started off of one of her plants. It’s a nice sized wisteria, but I wasn’t a fan of the pot it was in–plus the roots were coming out of the bottom and it was looking all crazy!

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I considered planting it in the ground, but for various reasons decided on a nicer looking pot for now. I picked up this guy from Lowe’s for around $30. I like it because it LOOKS heavy but is actually just a resin/plastic of some sort!

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But it didn’t have a hole for drainage. I wouldn’t let that stop my grand plans, so I made one of my own… it’s not pretty, but it won’t be seen so it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the function!

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Threw in some rocks on the bottom (to help with drainage and to decrease the amount of soil I needed to fill it up), added soil, and transferred the wisteria… with the help of some four-footed cuties, of course.

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They especially enjoy the watering part.

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I also pruned off some random parts, some dead-ish parts, and tied it up to a stake to encourage upward growth. I still need to figure out what I’ll do for a trellis… or let it take over my fence? We’ll see. For now I’m just enjoying the lovely, fragrant blooms…

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(Just realized there’s no wide-scale view… the pot is on the corner of the fence outside my kitchen! That way I can see the prettiness.)

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8 responses to “yes, more purple… wisteria

    • I love it more and more! My parents’ plant is definitely thriving–it is taking over! Hopefully mine does just as well, but maybe on a smaller scale than theirs… :)

    • Thanks, Laura! Haha you should see them in action sometime… they make me laugh! Totally worth the extra time it takes to get things done.

    • I find myself walking by the wisteria just as an excuse to stop and smell the flowers–I hope they last a bit longer!

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