Homestead Grounds, Carlisle MA

by admin on July 19, 2010

With a numerous plantings that may have survived from the original immigrant family occupying this house in the early 1900′s, the yard is a testament to the longevity of some perennial species. Among the old holdover species from residents past there is rhubarb, crab apple trees and groundnut vines. The gooseberry bushes in particular have withstood untold years of neglect and still produce large amounts of fruit every summer. There are also wild currants nearby on the forest floor, and the gardenĀ  and grounds include an assortment of raspberries (red, yellow and black), kiwi vines, Hinnomaki gooseberry, ostrich ferns, wild blue indigo, european ginger, foamflower, groundnut, schizandra vine and a collumnar apple tree.