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RE: Wisteria Festival


did Cyndi answer this? I wondered the same thing...
with all those blooms it has to be overpowering!

Donna

--- Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
wrote:

> Thanks, Cyndi!  I enjoyed your photos!  How was the
> scent, standing under
> that wisteria?   I loved the snow photos, too!
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:43 PM
> To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> Subject: [CHAT] Wisteria Festival
> 
> I went to the Wisteria Festival in Sierra Madre this
> weekend, which proved
> to be more festival than wisteria. They have the
> biggest flowering plant in
> the world, supposedly over an acre of wisteria vine
> which is 112 years old
> now. Because it is a private residence it is only
> open one day a year. It's
> somewhat of an art to guess when the best bloom will
> be and they didn't
> quite get it this time. I've seen it once before in
> dazzling array but this
> time, while blooming, it wasn't as impressive. Sadly
> the rain and hail of
> the day before also knocked off many blossoms. But
> it was fun, the
> organizers put on a very nice event, and here are
> the pix of the vine. 
>
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gardencatalogs/album?.dir=/2023&.src=ph&.tok=p
> hn13iEBeFJcSqtF
> I'm sure none of you will ever believe in sunny
> Southern Californa after
> viewing my photos, everything I've shown you over
> the last year has been
> cloudy! My friend has decided there must be a cloud
> over her head, every
> time we head out to a botanical event we get wet.
> This time at least it
> waited until the drive home. 
> I included a couple photos of the snow. We got over
> an inch of snow at my
> house on Friday, a rare event, and a little more on
> Saturday, and yet more
> rain today. It's always good to get rain in the
> desert but darn it, I want
> to plant my peas, and it's too soggy to go out
> there. 
> 
> Cyndi
> 
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