"On you picture with the red shutters in the background. I would like to ask what the plant is in the very back with the big leaves behind the ferns? It looks pretty lush in this picture. Thanks for sharing them."
Hi Cheryl! It's called "Evergreen Wisteria" and apparently, Evergreen Wisteria (Millettia reticulata) Common names are not to be entirely trusted. Evergreen Wisteria (Millettia reticulata) is neither evergreen ( it will lose it's leaves on very cold winters) nor a Wisteria- but it certainly greatly resembles one! This fragrant summer blooming vine is much easier to manage than Wisteria making it an excellent choice for a a trellis, fence or arbor. We love its ability to continue blooming through even the hottest days with enchanting deep purple pea-like blooms that make it a great substitute for Wisteria.
"Thanks for the nice remarks Keryn. All the fire damage happens on the east side of the mountains here in WA state. The trees behind us are in a "greenbelt" just 30 ft wide with thick underbrush like blackberries and huckleberries, salal…"
"It is good to find out a plants real name, so many have the same common names. The common names change depending on what country you live in too. So when you like something that has been posted, its still hard to find."