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Old 07-15-2022, 11:05 AM
 
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Oh, poor rodentraiser, you love the same weeds I do. I think a mature wisteria, which is a monster when out of control, or in the wrong area, is about the most beautiful thing on earth. And not the yellow, but the cultivars of scotch broom, the pinks and browns, make me drool. We have false indigo (baptisia) here and crape myrtles and I'm growing both of them. I hear once you have crape myrtle, it's for life, so I guess I have it. It was here when I arrived, cut to the literal ground and unidentifiable, but not dead. I'm working on making it do my bidding shapewise. I'm only sorry I didn't get to pick the color. I have tiger lilies and honeysuckle, too, but not near the house.
But keep that wisteria in the barrel. You'll be surprised what it can do under those conditions.
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Old 07-16-2022, 02:27 PM
 
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I'm growing (heavenly blue) morning glories, but not the wild white ones. I'm crazy, but not that crazy. lol
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Old 07-16-2022, 08:46 PM
 
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I'm growing (heavenly blue) morning glories, but not the wild white ones. I'm crazy, but not that crazy. lol
We should garden together. I love the heavenly blues.
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Old 07-20-2022, 11:14 AM
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Oh, poor rodentraiser, you love the same weeds I do. I think a mature wisteria, which is a monster when out of control, or in the wrong area, is about the most beautiful thing on earth. And not the yellow, but the cultivars of scotch broom, the pinks and browns, make me drool. We have false indigo (baptisia) here and crape myrtles and I'm growing both of them. I hear once you have crape myrtle, it's for life, so I guess I have it. It was here when I arrived, cut to the literal ground and unidentifiable, but not dead. I'm working on making it do my bidding shapewise. I'm only sorry I didn't get to pick the color. I have tiger lilies and honeysuckle, too, but not near the house.
But keep that wisteria in the barrel. You'll be surprised what it can do under those conditions.
and watch out that wayward seeds don't get established.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2xS3D2xEL4
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Old 07-20-2022, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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We should garden together. I love the heavenly blues.
It's a little late in the year to plant them, but I thought I would just see what they do. I wish I could find somebody to garden with. In my area it's all lawns.

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and watch out that wayward seeds don't get established.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2xS3D2xEL4
I'm not so sure it's the wisteria that's going to be the problem.

I just had someone cut all my large Scotch Broom weeds down around my property perimeter (some were as high as 6ft) and I need to go out and pull the little ones again sometime soon. The problem is, the guy who cut them hauled them out and sort of got in trouble for dumping them behind his house. He rents and the owner wasn't happy about having in-seed weeds on his property.

You have no idea how fast those things spread and grow. And by the time they're more than 12 inches high, I literally can't pull them out of the ground any more, they're so dug in. I guess that's one of the reasons I'm not as worried about the wisteria. I've seen the Scotch Broom and that was the ultimate weed for me.

Years ago when I moved into a house that had Scotch Broom lining the back property line, you could stand out there in August and actually hear the seeds popping. It's a lot like the wisteria in that video but ten times faster. Just pop pop pop pop pop pop pop pop pop. lol My lot was just cleared last year and I've already taken out hundreds of little ones and still have a ton more to pull.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:01 AM
 
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It's all going to depend on the type of wisteria. There are American varieties that aren't invasive at all. Scotch broom, the weed variety, is a chore and a plague.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:17 PM
 
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It's all going to depend on the type of wisteria. There are American varieties that aren't invasive at all. Scotch broom, the weed variety, is a chore and a plague.
Even the American varieties will get out of control if not maintained. I would recommend keeping it in a planter.

Wisteria is a chore - and when you finally decide to get rid of it - have fun! This pic was one year after I dug mine up. Took me another year to finally get it all gone. And this was a very small wisteria.
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Old 07-21-2022, 05:39 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Even the American varieties will get out of control if not maintained. I would recommend keeping it in a planter.

Wisteria is a chore - and when you finally decide to get rid of it - have fun! This pic was one year after I dug mine up. Took me another year to finally get it all gone. And this was a very small wisteria.
I think it was a really good idea for you to post that picture. Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Ughhh, horrible, horrible invasive roots!

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Old 07-21-2022, 05:45 PM
 
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Even the American varieties will get out of control if not maintained. I would recommend keeping it in a planter.

Wisteria is a chore - and when you finally decide to get rid of it - have fun! This pic was one year after I dug mine up. Took me another year to finally get it all gone. And this was a very small wisteria.
I thought at first that was a garden hose.
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Old 07-21-2022, 07:13 PM
 
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I thought at first that was a garden hose.
That day I pulled up 3 times that much. That is just the only pic I took. Believe me the yard was a wreck. And like I said, I kept digging up more for another whole year.

I keep inspecting the yard for signs of more, but fingers crossed I think I finally got it all. Never again.
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