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Wisteria - Monday, April 27
Wisteria - Monday, April 27

WisteriaWatch 2020

Over a century ago, Sarah Skinner planted the wisteria vines which would eventually engulf the Skinner family home and provide its identity – Wistariahurst.

(Wistaria = the British spelling of the plant and Hurst = old English signifying in this case “on a hill”)

The purple and white wisteria you see today at the site are descendants of the original vines planted in the late 19th Century. While they have been cut back from the days when they covered the house from ground to roof, they still provide a beautiful site when they bloom every spring.

Join us here as we post photos from bud to bloom of the wisteria vines this spring.

 

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