After some below-freezing nights the past week after the wisteria was trying to bud out, I was concerned it may have been burned by frost or cold weather. The past several years that's exactly what has happened. Today the blooms popped out on these beautiful, sweet-smelling purple flowers that hang like grape clusters.
The vines run across the front of the house so the aromatic purple blooms are a brief decoration to enjoy before the blooms fall away and leaves fill in. It's spring in the Shenandoah Valley.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
April 27, 2013