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Old 04-13-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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Ani, we are the same person walking around in two different forms... I just did that last minute ck for new posts before I hit submit thread in a reply I had just composed... Girl... I started reading your reply and thought, wait, I hadn't submitted my reply yet... and then figured out that what I was reading was YOU!!! No WONDER we are friends, my sweet... check it out...

A couple of forms are native to the southeast U.S. If I recall correctly (researched a while back out of curiosity one night) the native types are a little easier to control than the asian varieties of same. Some can be grown in an easier-to-contend-with bush form, I believe, as opposed to the vining variety. I have observed such contained growth settings near me, and I do believe w. can be container grown.

Down the road, there is this combo of wild wisteria and white dogwood set within a backdrop of pinetrees - boy, takes my breath away every time I see it.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Ani, we are the same person walking around in two different forms... I just did that last minute ck for new posts before I hit submit thread in a reply I had just composed... Girl... I started reading your reply and thought, wait, I hadn't submitted my reply yet... and then figured out that what I was reading was YOU!!! No WONDER we are friends, my sweet... check it out...

A couple of forms are native to the southeast U.S. If I recall correctly (researched a while back out of curiosity one night) the native types are a little easier to control than the asian varieties of same. Some can be grown in an easier-to-contend-with bush form, I believe, as opposed to the vining variety. I have observed such contained growth settings near me, and I do believe w. can be container grown.

Down the road, there is this combo of wild wisteria and white dogwood set within a backdrop of pinetrees - boy, takes my breath away every time I see it.
ARG - you know I luv ya! Not surprised you are into wisteria . . . it is one of my all time favorites . . . and OH-SO-SOUTHERN!!!! Take some pix of the wisteria and dogwood and post them!!! Sounds gorgeous . . .
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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Isn't it JUST (oh-so Southern)!? Lilac falls into that category, too, right? honeysuckle, too? You know what else I love and want put in... Hollyhocks. Hollyhocks remind me of my mom. I always loved the really dark ones, you know, the almost black ones. May just go get me some h-hock seeds today. I should be home for a few weeks to look after them, so I should be able to get them going.

I was telling self need to walk up there and shoot that scene of wisteria, dwood and pines to share on this thread... just happens that it is in perhaps a not-so-safe place to park/slow down car. I am definitely heading outside to enjoy the sunny springtime.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Lilac is not southern, it is all over in the north. Mackinac Island in MI has a huge lilac festival.

Now, honeysuckle is southern, I think. I don't know what it looks like(just like I never saw wisteria until last week).

My mom has hollyhocks in MI, too....
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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C'mon, Jaynarie-Sweetie, it is VERY obvious from what Ani and I wrote that we weren't meaning that these flowers ONLY grow in the south or are ONLY loved in the South. We were talking along the lines of the fact that generations of Southern women have cherished and cultivated certain types of flowers and things over the years. While I am SURE it is not what you were doing here, personally, I find it a bore when people go all undeservedly Debbie Downer/Political Correctness Police on other CD posters. We're cool, it is just that people seem so testy lately, I had to mention that, cause it is getting on my nerves. Someone ragged on me the other day and I have yet to get over it I guess.

P.S. - just wanted to let you know that I spent a long time this morning composing a reply to your noise situation thread, and the ONLY thing that kept me from posting that 1/2 hour's worth of info was that one has to be VERY careful in unknown environs providing what basically is legal advice. Sorry I could not help ya out. Would dm but it presents the same problem. Have a good one!

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Old 04-13-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Lilac is not southern, it is all over in the north. Mackinac Island in MI has a huge lilac festival.

Now, honeysuckle is southern, I think. I don't know what it looks like(just like I never saw wisteria until last week).

My mom has hollyhocks in MI, too....
I love lilacs! Yes, they grow in many zones, but the ones that grow here are a different variety then you see in colder regions.

Hollyhocks are terrific, too - a totally different look! They are singular . . .

We have not mentioned hydrangea!!! Lovely, Lovely!!!!

Woops - not to get off the thread about wisteria . . . May I mention a book for your children, "Blue," by Joyce Moyer Hostetter, a friend of mine, who grew up in nearby Catawba County. The title was inspired by Wisteria.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Ok, I am going for a drive, perhaps out to Stacy's Garden Center! All this flower beauty talk is making me smile!
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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Ok, I am going for a drive, perhaps out to Stacy's Garden Center! All this flower beauty talk is making me smile!
Hey!...not Fair!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Ok, I am going for a drive, perhaps out to Stacy's Garden Center! All this flower beauty talk is making me smile!
Get a hydrangea! Or - one we have not mentioned - PEONY!!!!!

I have an arbor and I think this post made up my mind . . . I have been trying to decide what vine to put on it . . . I think it's gonna be wisteria!!!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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C'mon, Jaynarie-Sweetie, it is VERY obvious from what Ani and I wrote that we weren't meaning that these flowers ONLY grow in the south or are ONLY loved in the South. We were talking along the lines of the fact that generations of Southern women have cherished and cultivated certain types of flowers and things over the years. While I am SURE it is not what you were doing here, personally, I find it a bore when people go all undeservedly Debbie Downer/Political Correctness Police on other CD posters. We're cool, it is just that people seem so testy lately, I had to mention that, cause it is getting on my nerves. Someone ragged on me the other day and I have yet to get over it I guess.

P.S. - just wanted to let you know that I spent a long time this morning composing a reply to your noise situation thread, and the ONLY thing that kept me from posting that 1/2 hour's worth of info was that one has to be VERY careful in unknown environs providing what basically is legal advice. Sorry I could not help ya out. Would dm but it presents the same problem. Have a good one!

Sorry. I know they grow everywhere. I just didn't realize people considered lilacs southern when I have been to festivals celebrating them in the north. You had question marks, so I thought you were unsure.
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