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Wisteria Blossoms & Bees

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Wild Things

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This isn’t my wisteria, although I wish it did belong to me.  Lovely and fragrant, this dramatic display of blossoms disguises a signpost and some less than attractive cable supports for a telephone pole.  The vine clearly is well-tended and someone prunes it regularly.

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I hope to someday meet the gardener who tends this wisteria so I can offer my compliments in person.  I’ve yet to find anyone at home when I’m passing by, though, so I content myself with gazing from the roadside and an occasional foray across the ditch to brave the bumblebees and take fresh photos.

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Wisteria pollen is like ambrosia for bees.  Dozens buzzed about, moving from one blossom to the next.

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They’re everywhere on this wisteria vine, dozens of pollen-drunk bumblebees crawling around, flying, completely ignoring me because I have nothing they want.

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They barely notice me and my camera.

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I’m not even nervous about hanging out with several dozen busy bumblebees, not with them acting so pollen-drunk and oblivious.

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The butterfly, however, ought to take care.  It is, after all, sipping from the bumblebee’s favorite snack food.  Bumblebees, I suspect, don’t share well.

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3 Comments to “Wisteria Blossoms & Bees”

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  2. mendy says:

    I have some wisteria, but it has never bloomed. How old does it have to be in order to bloom?

  3. admin says:

    Mendy – It could take 10 years or more for plants started from seed, less if started from a cutting, but still several years. Other things can affect blooming, too – this article from Ohio State is a quick overview. Maybe you’ll find something there to help.

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1246.html

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