5TH ANNUAL WISTERIA SOIREE COMING TOO SOON!

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Posted by Gordon | Posted in News | Posted on 23-03-2015

WISTERA

WISTERIA

THE WISTERIA IS REALLY STARTING TO SWELL.

I already have open blooms with a load more to come.  Last year we had it on April 4th but I think that will be too late this year.  Our weather forecast is for sunshine on Saturday and Sunday.  I am going to schedule the event for Saturday,  March 28, 2015.  I know it is again short notice but the bloom and the weather determine the time and date.

All readers of this blog are invited as well as any guest you want to bring.  It is a great time to sit in the garden and enjoy the wisteria, each other and good food.  You will have to bring something to sit on.  I provide the shrimp, soft drinks, plates, etc.  You have to bring your beverage of choice – wine is great as the wisteria blossoms fall into the wine glasses.  Please bring a cheese or fruit or casserole or dip or what ever you think others will enjoy in the garden.  PLEASE CALL ME AT 843-524-9649 IF YOU ARE ATTENDING SO I WILL HAVE ENOUGH SHRIMP.

We  usually start around THREE  in the afternoon and go till dusk.  BRING OFF OR SOMETHING TO DISCOURAGE THE MIDGES in case they are out.

 

 

I AM REPUBLISHING LAST YEARS INVITE IN CASE I MISSED ANYTHING:

Last Thursday I checked the Wisteria in anticipation of scheduling our 4th Annual Wisteria Soiree.  The bloom had just started to swell.  I checked again today (or should I say panicked) when I noticed that we had a 10% bloom underway.  That is quick.  Five days and the rush to make up for the delayed Spring has begun.  I am scheduling the Soiree for FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH AT 3:30 TILL   and hoping that there will be many blooms and that the weather is sunny.  I know this is short notice but the rain threat next week forces my hand.   For those of you who don’t know about this event, we hold it each Spring when the Wisteria is in bloom and invite all who get this blog to attend.  It is always a delightful late afternoon/evening gathering where we all enjoy each others company, the garden and the food brought by our guest (wine, soft drinks, cheeses, fruit, , horsd’oeuvres, and whatever else along with boiled shrimp which we provide.  Please let me know if you plan to come { (843) 524-9649 – or email at seaislandman@islc.net} so that I have enough shrimp.  Also bring a chair so you won’t have to stand in the garden.  The swings under the Wisteria arbor as usually full.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

GORDON FRITZ and the SeaIsland Garden Group

Comments (3)

How I would live to be there. I have actually photographed the wisteria buds this year for the first time.. We are adding an arbor across the front of our house for it and I have been grooming the starting vine for three years. We had a LOT of fun this winter with the grandchildren over the holidays putting out handfuls of pods and waiting for the “explosions”. They will easily land 20 feet away. We put some by the wood fire when we wanted it to happen soon or just in the middle of the table for surprises . I picked up a lot in December (or cut them from those still on the vine) and kept them in a drawer of the refrigerator to get out a few at a time. Y’all have forun down there!

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME. YOU SHOULD TRY TO PLAN IT FOR NEXT YEAR. I THINK I WILL SET THE LAST SATURDAY IN MARCH AS THE DATE AS IT SEEMS TO FALL ON THAT WEEKEND OFTEN. THAT WILL ALLOW SOME TO PLAN AHEAD. AFTER ALL, MYRTLE BEACH IS NOT THAT FAR FROM BEAUFORT. TAKE CARE. GORDON

Gordon, I’m with Pat–sure wish we could be there. It sounds like a heavenly afternoon/evening, sipping wine beneath the falling wisteria petals. Enjoy this year’s event, and please post some photos on your blog. Warm regards to everyone back east.

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