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.