Kimberly Robinson
Leighann Davis (with her dog Gypsy) and the Wisteria that now dominates her entire home.

Wisteria overtakes West Seattle home

Leighann Davis, owner of Wild Rose Antiques in the West Seattle Junction alerted us to the Wisteria now in full bloom that annually takes over nearly her entire Admiral District Home. The plant and blossoms are so large and numerous that it has made the house look like something from Lord of the Rings.

She responded to some of our questions about the massive floral display:

"The wisteria is very special. The house is over one hundred years old and I believe the wisteria is getting close to one hundred also as I've seen old photos of it. Flowering time depends on the amount of rain we have but I would say around one month.

When the flowers start falling you live, eat and sleep with them because every time you open a door they come flying in. You have to keep it pruned or it will literally take over the house and only a crazy person would fertilize it.

Some years are more stunning than others and I would say it's a little skimpy on blossoms this year but as you said it is still magnificent."

You can see a larger version of the whole display in the attached file, linked above.

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