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P is for ...... 
Pergola

After consulting my tome The New English Dictionary again, 
it describes the word pergola as a garden archway, 
as well as other shaped garden frameworks 
which enable the trailing of plants or climbers! 
Origin is 17th century from Italian/Latin pergula 'projecting roof'

 I was  inspired to post some before and after images 
of the  pergolas in the garden of our home


A bare pergola against house's back wall in early December '07



2nd bare pergola by outdoor dining/bbq area



and to Wisteria bloom in early summer '08 for only a few short weeks


they are actually more pinky in tone that lilac but you get the idea



and they were the very first real flush of colour, 
as in a new home and garden everything that blooms and blossoms is a lovely surprise!



Comments

  1. Lovely! I bet they're gorgeous when full of blooms. You'll have to post some photos next summer so we can compare. :D

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  2. I love to learn new words, so thank you for this one. It would be lovly to see the full blloms.

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  3. Cute home! Wisteria is gorgeous.

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  4. Blooming wisteria is so pretty, especially on the ABC Wednesday letter "P".

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  5. Such great shots of the blooms!

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  6. Just beautiful! I love wisteria. We used to have some in our yard when I was a kid, but I was always afraid of the bees that inhabited it. A little trimming and guiding it into a pergola would have been great.

    Peace - D

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  7. Oh My!! That wisteria is so wonderful...I tried to grow one and it died...yours is amazing and full of so many flowers!!!!

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  8. I love wisteria. Your garden looks great. Who does all the gardening?

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  9. Don't know how I missed this post.
    Your garden looks amazing, a fine return for all your hard work...no wonder you are tired.XXXX

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  10. Lovely. And what a neat garden!

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  11. I love wisteria, the smell is lovely too. Makes me want the summer back even more :)

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  12. These are just SO lovely! Such beautiful gardens you have!

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  13. Thanks for POSTING PICTURES of your PERGOLA.
    Now I can show my husband what I want in my garden next year.

    Bear((( )))

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  14. A pergola is something I don't have in my garden, but wish I did! The wisteria is beautiful in bloom.

    Thanks too for the post today on our new President. It's been interesting to see the reactions from people outside the U.S. I thought both McCain's and Obama's speeches were good, but Obama's speech was the most inspiring one I've heard in a long, long time.

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