The conifer which acts as a support for the wisteria is quite dead. Do you suppose the wisteria killed it or was planting the wisteria a way to beautifully cover an existing corpse?
The vine certainly has a stranglehold on the trunk of the tree!
Because of the location, I had to park a couple of houses away but even from that distance, the sweet fragrance of the massive blooming vine was sweetening the spring air.
It's larger than it appears in the images and standing beneath it was a beautiful experience.
The whole thing is much more beautiful in soft morning light but someone never has time to stop in the morning if he wants to get to work on time.
On one hand, this is a great way to quickly cover up a large dead tree. At my age, planting a new conifer in it's place would be nice but I'd never see the results. A wisteria can do this in about seven years. (Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I'm planning to be on the planet that long.)
The good news is that this wisteria is deciduous so the branches don't have the wind drag of lots of foliage in the winter when we have nearly all of our wind storms.
Perhaps one morning I'll get there early enough to get a better picture but for now this will have to do.
Happy weekend everyone and happy gardening!