My first job was to whack at the exterior enough for me to get close! I cut anything sticking out, and chopped down the sumac. Then I attacked the vines wrapped around the gutter heading up to the roof, severing them from their source of life. But that was about all I could do. The leftover vines from last year are still wrapped around the gutter, because I couldn’t reach them and had expected them to deteriorate and fall off. But they didn’t, so I guess my husband will have to get up on a tall ladder to get down the accumulation of growth from the last two years. Sigh. (Or maybe we could get our big grown weightlifting son to do it! Now there’s an idea! Put ‘im to work for all the food I feed him.)
After that they decided to decorate themselves. This resulted in peels of laughter. Even pruning a wild wisteria can be an occasion for wonder!
A post will come in the near future with the crafts we will make out of the wisteria cuttings, yet another opportunity for fun from gardening.