domenica 21 maggio 2017

The fascinating Wisteria and the roots of its name.



The Chinese call it Zi Teng, or 'Blue Vine',
the German people know it with the most romantic name of 'Blauregen', i.e.'Blue Rain',
we call it 'Wisteria' which is simply its botanical name ...
Have you ever wondered why ?



It was 1717 when Hans Kaspar Wüster, after leaving Germany with his family to reach the New Continent where to begin a new life, came to Pennsylvania to settle down and become thus one of the first German-born colonists and the first of a "revolutionary American dynasty" ; a few years later also his brother Johann arrived and soon afterwards, with its spread, their surname Wüster was anglicized, in the first case in Wistar (Caspar Wistar), in the second case, perhaps by mistake and hence involuntarily, in Wister (Johann also anglicized its first name that became John).

While (Hans) Caspar and his son Richard (1727-1781) made their fortunes investing in landowners and revolutionizing the glass industry (Wistarburgh Glass), Caspar the Younger (1761-1818)


Richard's son, followed a very different path, devoting himself to the study of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and then at the University of Edimburgh (1786), and he's known for having created a series of anatomical models and for the publication of a system of Anatomy as well as hosting several "intellectual banquets" in the residence on 4th Street in Philadelphia.

And here's appearing in our story the British botanist Thomas Nuttall


who from 1803 spent much time in Philadelphia, summoned as a scientific mind to take part in the organization of the so-called Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first epic American expedition that, through Louisiana, had to reach the Pacific coast via land.

Among many science fathers, ours in Philadelphia he knew for sure Caspar Wistar, but in all probability also his cousin Charles Jones Wister (1782-1865) 


grandson of John Wister, who was also part of the city's scientific-intellectual landscape. Charles held geology and mineralogical courses and was an enthusiastic botanical student.
Known especially for his knowledge of the local flora, he was drawn to a strong interest in cultivating his family's property in Germantown known as Wister Woods and Grumblethorpe and, like his cousin, became a member of the American Philosophical Society as an early promoter of the studies of scientific subjects and their development.

At this point, there we may ask ourselves to which of the two members of the former family Wüster, whether Caspar the young or Charles Jones, Thomas Nuttall wanted to dedicate this plant belonging to the legume family of cluster flowers



delicately scented that, although they don't entirely retain in our continents the characteristics that belong to them in its places of origin, China and Japan, graces our gardens and our parks from the beginning of the XIXth century when it was brought to Europe for the first time and more precisely to Rooksnet, Surrey, by the English Captain Welbank (1816)



It seems that most scholars prefer to think of the name of this beautiful blue waterfall as an honor done to Caspar Wistar even if the surname suggests rather Charles Jones Wister ... but we know, the English pronunciation would  have changed Wistar in Wister.



And keeping this little doubt I'm leaving you also today with a strong hug,
thanking you as always for having followed me so far.


And may your Spring be filled with flowers and perfumes !



See you soon 💕

















I cinesi la chiamano Zi Teng, ossia 'Vite blu', 
il popolo tedesco la conosce con il nome ancor più romantico di 'Blauregen' ovvero 'Pioggia blu',
noi la chiamiamo 'Glicine' che significa 'Pianta dolce' ( dal greco) anche se il suo nome botanico è semplicemente Wisteria ... 
vi siete mai domandati perchè ?





- immagine 1 - Glicine a Tenuta Geremia





Era il 1717 quando Hans Kaspar Wüster, dopo aver lasciato la Germania con la propria famiglia alla volta del Nuovo Continente, raggiunse la Pennsylvania per insediarvisi e divenire così uno dei primi coloni di lingua madre tedesca ed il primo di una dinastia di 'rivoluzionari americani'; pochi anni dopo lo raggiunse il fratello Johann e presto, con il suo diffondersi, il cognome Wüster venne anglicizzato, nel primo caso in Wistar (Caspar Wistar), nel secondo caso, forse per errore e quindi involontariamente, in Wister (Johann anglicizzò anche il proprio nome che divenne John).

Mentre (Hans) Caspar ed il figlio Richard (1727-1781) fecero la loro fortuna investendo in possedimenti terrieri e rivoluzionando l'industria del vetro (Wistarburgh Glass), Caspar il Giovane (1761-1818),





- immagine 2 - Caspar il Giovane





figlio di Richard, seguì una strada ben diversa dedicandosi allo studio della medicina prima presso la University of Pennsylvania e poi la University of Edimburgh (1786) ed è noto per aver dato vita ad una serie di modelli anatomici e per la pubblicazione di un sistema di anatomia, nonché per aver ospitato più volte "banchetti intellettuali" nella residenza sita in 4th Street a Philadelphia.

Ed ecco che della nostra storia entra a far parte il botanico inglese Thomas Nuttall 





- immagine 3 - Thomas Nuttall





il quale a partire dal 1803 trascorse molto tempo a Philadelphia, convocato quale mente scientifica per prendere parte all'organizzazione della così detta Spedizione di Lewis e Clark, la prima, epica spedizione americana che, tramite la Louisiana, doveva raggiungere via terra la costa pacifica.

Tra tanti uomini di scienza, a Philadelphia il nostro conobbe per certo Caspar Wistar, ma con ogni probabilità anche il di lui cugino Charles Jones Wister (1782-1865),





- immagine 4 - Charles Jones Wister 





nipote di John Wister, il quale anche faceva parte del panorama scientifico della città. Charles tenne corsi di geologia e di mineralogia e fu un'entusiasta studente di botanica.
Noto soprattutto per le sue conoscenze circa la flora locale, Charles fu preso da un forte interesse per la coltivazione delle proprietà della sua famiglia a Germantown conosciute come Wister Woods e Grumblethorpe e, come il cugino, divenne membro della American Philosophical Society, quale precoce promotore delle studio delle materie scientifiche e del loro sviluppo.

A questo punto non rimane che chiedersi a quale dei due componenti l'ex famiglia
Wüster, se Caspar il giovane o Charles Jones, Thomas Nuttall abbia voluto dedicare questa pianta appartenente alla famiglia delle leguminose dai fiori a grappolo





- immagine 5 ed immagine 6 - fiori di glicine in dettaglio a Tenuta Geremia





delicatamente profumati che, anche se non conservano del tutto nei nostri continenti le caratteristiche che li connotano nei loro luoghi di origine, ossia la Cina ed il Giappone, ingentiliscono i nostri giardini ed i nostri parchi dagli inizi del XIX secolo quando per la prima volta fu recata in Europa e più esattamente a Rooksnet, nel Surrey, dal capitano inglese Welbank (1816) 





- immagine 7 - Collage glicine Tenuta Geremia





Sembra che la maggior parte degli studiosi preferiscano pensare al nome di questa splendida cascata di fiori blu come ad un onore fatto a Caspar Wistar anche se il cognome ci suggerisce piuttosto Charles Jones Wister ..., ma si sa, la pronuncia inglese avrebbe comunque mutato Wistar in Wister.





E conservando questo piccolo dubbio vi lascio anche oggi con un forte abbraccio, 
ringraziandovi come sempre per avermi seguita fin qui.

E che la vostra primavera sia colma di fiori e di profumi !


A presto 💕





99 commenti:

  1. Hello Dany, what an interesting post and bit of history on Mr. Wister. I love the wisteria plant, gorgeous blooms. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      it's always such a joy to my heart to welcome you here, darling friend, I'm sincerely glad to read that you loved this post of mine !

      Sending blessings across the many miles
      to wish you too a lovely day, today,
      and a beautiful new week to come ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  2. Buona domenica pomeriggio cara amica.
    Splendido post, interessantissimo, come sempre.
    Ed ora che ho saputo cose a me ignote, guardo con tutt'altri occhi il mio fantastico glicine che mi dà tanta gioia ogni anno, soprattutto nel momento della sua rigogliosa e prepotente fioritura. Una vera cascata di petali lilla, viola ed azzurri.
    Ciao Dany, a presto
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      sono davvero felice di averti intrattenuta in modo piacevole anche questa volta, mia dolce, eh sì, hai ragione, quella del glicine, come quella dei lillà sono fioriture che colmano il cuore, sarà forse perché sono tra le prime o forse perché sono davvero spettacolari, sta di fatto che ogni anno rappresentano una festa di allegrezza, di profumi, di incanto per il cuore !

      Ti invio un abbraccio forte forte colmo di affetto e di gratitudine
      con cui ti auguro una lieta serata, carissima,
      grazie ancora ❥

      Elimina
  3. Fascinating post, dear Daniela, and the blooms are gorgeous! I hope you have been having a wonder filled weekend, dear friend. Much love to you.

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    1. @ Linda
      your always beautiful comments are like bright and warm rays of cheerful sunsine in Winter, they warm and bless my heart, thank you, Dearie !

      In the hope that you're also enjoying a wonderful weekend,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you,
      may the new week ahead bring much joy to you and your dear ones ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  4. What a lovely history lesson. I didn't know this.

    Have a fabulous day, Dany. ♥♥♥

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    1. @ Sandee
      sweetest friend of mine, I'm so, so glad you enjoyed it !!!

      Thinking of you and sending wishes for a peaceful and
      beauty-filled day ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  5. Thank you so much for this interesting history. In any case wisteria is a heavenly plant and so are your photos <3 Unfortunately our climate is too cold for wisterias but I feel so lucky having friends who post fabulous photos of them!
    Wishing you a sunny new week Dany, hugs 💕

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    1. @ riitta
      it's truly a pity you cannot grow this stunning plant in your climate, I thought it could resist your cold ... you've found the right words, it's truly a heavenly plant, but you've got such a wonderful garden, my Dearest, filled with all the wonders we can imagine, I think you're the only one caring such a gorgeous garden in Finland !

      May your evening be filled with much love,
      sending my warmest and dearest hug to you,
      cherished friend ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  6. Cara Dany, fatto sta che è molto bella!! Un abbraccio e buona settimana 🤗🍀😘💓

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    1. @ WOODY
      grazie mia cara per le dolci parole,
      contraccambio il tuo abbraccio con tutto il cuore per augurarti un sereno prosieguo di settimana ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  7. It so amazes me how everyone's names were changed when they moved to America, it was the same with my family, they changed the spelling of our last name. This plant is just beautiful, our friends love it so much that they built a wooden structure for it to climb upon. Gorgeous pictures you have shared.
    Wishing you all the best in the coming week!

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      you always put me in such high spirits when you come and meet me here, thank you !

      I know that so many people changed their surname as soon as they reached America, maybe it was the tangible mark of the start of a new life, probably they needed to feel more at home in their new land !

      Sending blessings of joy on your coming days,
      may they be filled with joy and wonder, Dearie ⊰✽*✿*✽⊱

      Elimina
  8. Our daughter and son-in-law grow beautiful wisteria plants in their big yard -- and I know she will love having this information. I especially love knowing the German name which means 'blue rain' ... that seems so perfect. It was most interesting reading of the origins of the name and these scientist/explorers.

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    1. @ Sallie
      I so love your words of appreciation and interest, sweet friend, they truly bless my heart and make my day !

      I wonder how lovely wisteria in your daughter's garden grows, it's such a vigorous plant needing just to be often pruned, here, ours reaches several time our roof ( we live in a home with two floors !) !!!

      Thanking you from the bottom of my heart,
      I'm wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  9. Such gorgeous beauty! It certainly resembles a waterfall cascading down in great fullness. I would imagine the fragrance is quite lovely.
    You do not see wisteria's in our part of the Rocky mountains, such a shame.
    Thank you for that wonderful history lesson, quite interesting.

    Sending much love and hugs to you, lovely lady~~

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    1. @ Debbie
      it's always such a delight to welcome you here and to read your so lovely and nice words, precious friend of mine, blessed be !

      I supposed that your climate didn't allow you to grow wisteria, even if it's a very sturdy plant, very resistant to both high and low temperatures ... alas ! but I'm sure your gardens delights you with so many other wonders !!!

      With utmost gratitude,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you,
      always thinking of you with much esteem ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  10. Whatever the wisteria's origins might be I know that I am so very lucky to have such a gorgeous tree in my own garden, I adore it's flowers and sweet fragrance and look forward to seeing it in bloom every spring.
    Happy Mosaic Monday, dear Dany.

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    1. @ Maggie
      lovely lady, I also look forward to its flowers every Spring, they truly fill my heart with the deepest joy, but I'm realizing that it's not widespread in so many areas of the New Continent, at least as I thought !

      Wishing you a most joy-filled day,
      with heartfelt thankfulness ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  11. Such an interesting post of Wisteria. Unfortunately it does not grow in my climate also. I do admire all the beautiful photos of it. Thanks for the interesting history lesson. Hugs, Thelma.

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    1. @ Thelma
      my Dearest, thank you for gracing my blog today with your kindness of heart !

      I'm so sorry to read that you cannot enjoy this wonder, but in Canada you've such a stunning and amazing nature, truth is that every land has its Beauties !

      May your day be filled with so many little things which to be glad for,
      you're such a treasure to me ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  12. The things I learn! Thanks for sharing these great photos and the awesome information about the lovely wisteria.

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    1. @ bettyl-NZ
      it is I who want to thank you, dearest friend, and I do it wholeheheartedly !

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      ⊰♥⊱ I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  13. Dear Daniela
    What an interesting story. And the wisteria is so beautiful
    I really like your lovely and special blog
    I wish You a wonderful new week

    Hugs Lone

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    1. @ Lone
      you're always so heartily welcome, Sweetie, your lovely comments are like bright rays of sunshine, I heartily thank you !

      May your day be filled with smiles ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  14. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful plant and flowers. The background was interesting. :)

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    1. @ Gentle Joy
      thanks for stopping by and for commenting, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, dearest friend of mine !

      Wishing you all my best for the remainder of your week,
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  15. A fascinating look at one of my favorite plants. I can't wait for my wisteria to bloom! Thank you, Dany and Happy Monday!

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    1. @ Snap
      wisteria in full bloom bring such a inner joy, isn't it ?

      Hope you may enjoy it very soon,
      I'm sending all my love to you, Sweetie
      with heartfelt thankfulness ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  16. So fascinating! I never thought about how that lovely flower got its name. It's so beautiful...yet so invasive. People either love or hate it.

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    1. @ A Colorful World
      surely I'm amongst those who love it, even if it needs to be pruned three times a year ... but nothing can be compared to its flowers which never stop to amaze me !

      Thanks for taking the time to comment
      and for your so kind words,
      Dear Friend ❥

      Elimina
  17. How could anyone not fall in love with wisteria? Thanks for linking to Blue Monday!

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    1. @ Magical Mystical Teacher
      actually I have no answer to your question, dearest friend of mine, I simply love it ... more and more !

      ✥ May your week be as BEAUTY-ful as you ✥

      Elimina
  18. How very interesting. I have never actually seen a wisteria in person. But I have spent long minutes with beautiful photos of this wondrous plant. Maybe one day, there will be a hybrid for our cold Canadian climate.
    Have a wonderful week Dear Danny,
    Hugs to you,
    Andrea

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    1. @ Andrea
      precious friend of mine !
      It's such a pity that you cannot enjoy this Beauty in your so wonderful Canada, alas !

      Wishing you too a great week,
      I'm sending blessings across the many miles,
      with sincere gratitude ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  19. Il glicine è una pianta che amo molto così come il suo delicato e fresco profumo. Mi hai reso a conoscenza di. cose che proprio non sapevo, grazie mille
    Bacioni Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      grazie a te, mia dolce, è sempre una tale gioia averti qui, la delicatezza dei tuoi sentimenti ingentilisce ~ My little old world ~ e te ne sono talmente grata !

      Un bacio grande grande ed un forte abbraccio colmo di gratitudine •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  20. The scent of Wisteria in my garden is such a delight. It's a wonderful thing! Happy Mosaic Monday.

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    1. @ Lorrie
      for me one of the most wonderful plants which were brought to the Old Continent from travellers coming back from the Far East during the XIXth century !

      Sending blessings across the many miles
      with sincere thankfulness,
      sweetest, dearest friend ღ*✿*ღ

      Elimina
  21. Very elegant post and photos ~ my favorite is the one you captured the light so well ~ very creative ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend ahead ~ ^_^

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    1. @ carol l mckenna
      it is I who wish to thank you, Dearie, both for your lovely presence here and your so beautiful words filling my heart with joy !

      May your day be filled with gladness and smiles,
      ஜ with utmost gratitude ஜ

      Elimina
  22. Thank you Daniela for sharing at Normandy Life today. Whenever I visit your blog your music instantly relaxes me. Thank you too for sharing your wonderful photos flowers and the pictures of the roots of the men behind the name Wisteria.

    RispondiElimina
  23. Thank you Daniela for sharing the history and the beautiful photos of the wisteria today. Loved listening to the music as I visited.
    Joy

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    1. @ Joy@a VintageGreen
      I posted both your comments, since I wasn't able to choose, and your so heartily welcome, my friend !

      Wishing you much joy for the remainder of your week,
      thanking you wholeheartedly ⊰✽*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*✽⊱

      Elimina
  24. Wisteria is one of the world's most special flowers, Dany. A gift from God to make us appreciate beauty. enjoyed learning how it received ts botanical name. Thank you for your rqually beautiful blog!

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    1. @ Pat
      I'm always far delighted to welcome you here, precious friend of mine, I just love your comments, since your beautiful words seem to make my day a bit brighter and I'm so, so grateful to you for this !

      Trusting the remainder of your week holds much joy,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you and yours,
      thank you once again, Dearie ❥

      Elimina
  25. Sadly Wisteria doesn't grow where I live! It really is very pretty though. Have a great week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2017/05/forever-family.html

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    1. @ Kelleyn Rothaermel
      I'm so sorry you cannot enjoy such a gladness, but I'm sure that in your garden are growing other wonders of the Nature, sweeteset friend of mine !

      Thanking you for taking the time to comment
      and for your so kind words,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
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    1. @ Jim
      you're always so heartily welcome, thank you for stopping by !

      In the hope you're having a lovely week so far,
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you,
      and may your days to come be filled with joy ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  27. Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-beautiful-city-of-jaffa.html

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    1. @ NC Sue
      it's my pleasure, dear friend, blessed be !

      Wishing you much love and peace for your coming days *•♥♥•*

      Elimina
  28. No matter how it got the name, it sounds wistful to me, and seeing it reminds me of days gone by.

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    1. @ messymimi
      your so beautiful words of amusement and appreciation bless this evening of mine and fill my heart to overflowing, thank you dear, dearest friend !

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      ⊰✿ I'm sending all my love to you ✿⊱

      Elimina
  29. So very interesting. Thank you for the info and the beautiful Wisteria. Thanks to the Wisters.
    MB

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    1. Small City Scenes
      ... and thanks to Capitain Welbank who brought it to England, let's thank them all :) !!!

      Thanking you for commenting - I'm so glad you enjoyed it ! -
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you ✻ღღ✻

      Elimina
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    1. @ Lady Fi
      how absolutely delightful of you to come and visit me here, I feel so honored, sweet frend !

      Thanking you for gracing my blog today, both with your so precios presence here and with your nice and kind words,
      I'm sending hugs and love to you ♥¸¸.•¨¯`• ♥

      Elimina
  31. The wisteria is simply an amazing plant, and proof that it is worth waiting for a plant to grow to a size that it can produce such a volume of blooms. Thank you for sharing, and having music on your blog. Very refreshing!

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    1. @ Angie
      I welcome you with a big, strong hug, thank you for your so kind and beautiful words, you truly make my day !

      Hope you're enjoying the most pleasant of weeks,
      I'm sending blessings across the many miles ~♥♡♥

      Elimina
  32. Wisteria is one of my favorite sweet smelling plants!

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    1. @ Kathe W.
      I absolutely love it, thank you for appreciating this post of mine, it's always such a delight and joy to welcome you here, Dearie !

      Wishing you much love and peace for the remainder of your week,
      with sincere gratitude ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  33. There is a house round the corner from me that has a big one growing up the front of it. It is such a beautiful sight

    Mollyx

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    1. @ Molly
      you're so heartily welcome !
      Wisteria is such a beautiful sight, you're so right, it warms one's heart both with its stunning flowers and with its scent talking about ancient times !

      I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to stopping by and for commenting,
      ⊰♥⊱ hugs ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  34. What a great post, Dany!
    I enjoyed reading about Mr. Wuster.
    I think these are truly some of the most beautiful plants.
    I've had one for almost 20 years, but it has never ever bloomed for me.
    Thank you so much for all of the beauty you bring here, sweet friend.
    Sending you hugs from across the ocean.
    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      your words touched my heart and moved me, my eyes are shiny with tears ... thank you for being so precious to me !

      May your day be wonder-and-joy-filled,
      and may it bring smiles to your heart ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  35. cara dany
    ho del glicine meraviglioso all angolo di casa mia, un vero privilegio annusarne il profumo ogni tarda primavera. una delizia per gli occhi e per la vista davvero...
    ti auguro una squisita settimana
    daniela

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    1. @ daniela
      mia dolce, noi abbiamo trovato qui a Tenuta Geremia una pianta già vecchia di molti anni e prodiga di fiori sempre più, una vera gioia che si rinnova ogni anno ... sì, un privilegio che rallegra l'animo, hai ragione !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti un sereno prosieguo di settimana,
      grazie come sempre per la tua preziosa presenza,
      carissima amica ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  36. I love wisteria! I don't know if they grow up here or not, but I have enjoyed their beauty in other places we have lived. I was not aware of the history of this German family at all! You always share such beautiful and amazing history, and I enjoy coming to visit you. I apologize for my late visits, as it has been a busy spring for us. I hope you are having a blessed week so far :)

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    1. @ Marilyn
      I'm always far delighted to welcome you here, you always put me in such high spirits, Dearie, you really needn't to apologize, please, I also am living a quite busy period with our works in our country and the Short Lets, indeed, forgive my belated reply !!!

      Sending blessings on your Memorial Day,
      may it be filled with peace and love ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  37. Cara Daniela glicine e gelsomino sono i miei rampicanti preferiti ho la fortuna di vederli entrambi dalla finestra della mia cucina, mi piace sedermi fuori e sentire il loro profumo.Li amo anche quando perdono i loro fiori e la scopa diventa il mio strumento quotidiano!!Il mio glicine ha una ventina di anni ma adoro quelli più vecchi abbarbicati a ringhiere con grossi rami nodosi...starei ore a parlare di piante!!Un bacio e i miei complimenti come sempre baby

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    1. @ Baby
      leggo con immenso piacere che anche tu adori le piante e puoi godere della gioia di prenderti cura di loro e di rallegrarti del loro ciclo vitale, mia carissima, affezionata amica !

      Quanto al glicine, vent'anni sono già una buona età per godere di una prodiga fioritura, per certo ti assicuro che, come accade per gli alberi da frutto, ogni anno lo vedrai sempre più generoso, con grappoli sempre più grandi e longevi e sempre più profumati, evviva !

      Un forte abbraccio, mia dolce,
      forte di tutto l'affetto e la stima che nutro per te ...
      ... grazie ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  38. I enjoyed your story and all the history as well, Daniela. Wisteria is so beautiful the way it cascades over trellises and arbours. Thank you for sharing and for your visit.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. @ Sandi
      it is I who wish to thank you for gracing my blog today, sweetest friend of mine !!!

      Wishing you a most lovely Memorial Day
      sending blessings across the miles ⊰✽*♥♡♥*✽⊱

      Elimina
  39. olá Daniela:
    por aqui conhecemos pelo nome de Glicinia.
    talvez pelo aroma tão doce que exala na primavera.
    aqui temos bastante pelas casas e ruas. tenho uma em meu jardim, mas floresce só em setembro quando chega nossa primavera.
    em Curitiba , cidade onde moro tem a praça do Japão, em homenagem a tantos japoneses que migraram para cá, e nesta praça tem um glicinia belíssima antiga e enorme.
    um grande abraço para você.
    :o)
    Eliane

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    1. @ Eliane
      estou feliz ao ler que você também pode aproveitar o florescimento desta planta maravilhosa, meu querido amigo, obrigado, como sempre, pela sua presença inestimável aqui !!

      Um grande abraço para você também e muitos beijos ♥¸¸.•¨¯`• ♥

      Elimina
  40. I always learn something new and fascinating from you.
    I love Wisteria and it grows all over my property!
    Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

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    1. @ annie
      you always put a smile on my face and make my heart sing,
      I'm sincerely grateful to you, Dearie !

      So very glad to read that you also can enjoy this Wonder,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you,
      may your Memorial Day be blessed with gladness ✿*✿

      Elimina
  41. History was not my best subject when in school. However, you make it more interesting. We have Wisteria bushes here but they are bad for people with allergies.

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    1. @ LV
      I didn't know Wisteria could represent a problem for people suffering of allergies ... actually so many plants and trees blooming in Spring create problem to very sensible people, Spring is truly a bad season for who suffer osf such troubles !

      Thanking you for your always nice and kind words,
      I'm wishing you all my best
      and sending blessings on your Memorial Day *•♥♥•*

      Elimina
  42. Interesting and Nice! I love blauwe regen.

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    1. @ Aritha
      Dearest Friend, BLAUEREGEN expresses all the gorgeousness of this plant, doesn't it ?!?

      Thanking you for taking the time to comment and for your so lovely words,
      I'm wishing you a joy-filled day,
      with sincere gratitude ❥

      Elimina
  43. Wonderful opening photo! Like an oil painting. Beautiful post.

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    1. @ Spare Parts and Pics
      you're so heartily welcome, your words fill my heart to overflowing, thank you !

      Wishing you a most lovely day, today,
      and wonderful days to come ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  44. I just love wisteria! When we get our back fence built, I'm hoping I can coax some to grow for me here. I've seen it in other parts of Texas, so hopefully it is not too hot where I am. Such an interesting history. Being from German descent, I appreciated the family reference! I pray you're enjoying your weekend, dear one!

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    1. @ June
      with your precious presence here, Dearie, you always make my day, thank you !
      I find it so interesting to know that you've ancient German roots -mine are Austrian :)- and I wish you to be able and grow your own wisteria to enjoy such wonder filling your heart with deep joy, I'm sure !

      Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day,
      I'm sending blessings on your coming days,
      with all my love ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  45. Thank you for the hug... and the beautiful fotos of the beautiful wisteria and the story behind it. We have it in our yard, but I try to keep it under control so it doesn't take over the neighborhood! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. @ Debbie
      you always put me in high spirits and bless my day, thank you, my lovely lady !!!

      In the hope that you also had a pleasant weekend,
      I'm sending you my dearest love,
      may your days to come be as beautiful as you ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  46. Dear Dany, what a wonderful post sharing the history of Wisteria. Love your photos and the beautiful wisteria. My neighbor has a huge tree and it tends to grow into our trees when not controlled. The scent is amazing. Thank you for sharing and giving us a wonderful history lesson. Have a beautiful weekend sweet friend. xo

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    1. @ Celestina Marie
      Dearest One, this is truly an exuberant plant the growth of which which needs to be contained with several prunings, it wrappes up your home, if you don't take care of it in such a way !

      May the Lord grant you a most wonderful day, Dearie,
      I'm sending blessings across the many miles ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  47. I love the beautiful Wisteria and it's delicate fragrance. We have one and cannot to wait till Spring when it will be abloom in all it's glory. I found this post fascinating, Dany; both the glorious photos and your enlightening information on the origins of this gorgeous plant. Once again....thank you lovely lady.

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    1. @ Kim
      Dearest friend of mine, it is I who want to thank you for gracing my blog today both with your so precious presence here and with your so beautiful words filling my heart, blessed be !

      Hope you're having the best of weeks,
      I'm sending my dearest love to you ⊰✽*♡*✽⊱

      Elimina
  48. Such a very interesting history of the the family and the plant. I love Wisteria, and wish I had the place for it. Our neighbor had a beautiful one growing around the back of their house for several years, but I think that the cold wind we get off the Lake must have killed it. Yours is exceptionally beautiful! Thank you for sharing this, Dany!

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    1. @ Cynthia
      ours is very very old and probably was placed in a position which was and still is very favorable to it, it looks toward south, and receives all the light reflected by our river ... now it really needs to be pruned, in these last days it has reached the roof !

      Thinking of you with much love,
      I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week, Sweetie •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  49. Trellised and hanging down they are so lovely! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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    1. @ The Charm of Home
      it's my pleasure, believe me, indeed, thanks most sincerely for commenting, I'm so glad you are here since your words mean so much to me !!!

      Wishing you a joy-filled day, dearest friend of mine,
      sending hugs & love to you ❀≼*ღ*≽❀

      Elimina
  50. Mr. Wister. Who knew? I adore wisteria -- it is one of my favorites, although I can't grow it to save my soul. The history is fascinating, as are your photos. I love your research -- your posts always take me to a spot I didn't know!

    I've loved catching up on all your posts today -- at long last!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      yes, it needs to be pruned with a certain constancy, here we do it at least tree times a year, but when there are Summers quite rainy we do have to do it once more to contain its growth, but, belive me, it's worth :) !

      Sending ever much love to you,
      I feel so blessed by having you here today Dearie,
      you always make my day ❥

      Elimina

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