Junk Yard Wisteria

Junk Yard Wisteria, up the block

Junk Yard Wisteria, closer

This wisteria grows at where Chauncey Street runs into Central Avenue, near my home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s a corner at the edge — it’s next to the egress to a diesel truck depot, next to a school bus depot, Cemetary of the Evergreens, turn-of-the-century tenements. The building on the right in the top photo is a vegetable oil packaging plant; on the left they make tortillas. This wisteria is spectacular in the way only wisterias can be — clambering aggressively to show drooping pea flowers of soft violet — a gesture of beauty planted when? I’m feeling at least 50 years ago. It is one forgotten gardeners legacy.


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