Festival. Once a year this beautiful town celebrates a Wistaria bush that is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the worlds largest known flowering plant. It is now 116 years old, weighs 250 tons (how the heck did they weigh it )? and has branches that extend to over 500 feet. Pictures alone cannot show the scope of this ginormous plant. This was planted from a single plant. I have tried, but if you are ever in Southern California on March fourteeth, go to see this wonder of nature. Also the village closes off the main streets where there are some great vendors, several bands, and the usual food, freaks colorful people, and firetrucks that go with events like this.
THE DRIVE TO SIERRA MADRE.
KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS ONE BUSH.
A view from the top
The view from the bottom
The vine covers two properties on over one acre
This is for you Gina. Gina is a new blog friend that is from Sierra Madre and is now an expat
that is living in PARIS..Her blog is well written with beautiful photos of daily life there. You end up being kinda jealous but she seems such a lovely person that it doesn't last for long. She gets a little homesick for her family back here in Sierra Madre so I thought I'd visit it for her and pass it along to who ever reads this. As you can see, I sort of got the pictures and captions together, but no kidding it took me forever and I got the sweats doing it. There has got to be an easier way!!
Just beginning to bud....
Six years of training and pruning..
For one week of pure floral heaven..