Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Garden Tuesday: Grape Vines

Do you believe that in mid May I cut this back to no more than 8" off the fence in any direction? I wanted to save my lilac and dogwood trees from being eaten by the grape vines.

So, instead it's eating my Suburban.
Seriously. It's latched onto the back door hinges. Time to get out the cutters again.

On the plus side, looks like the boys will have plenty of grapes in September!

18 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

We also have a grape vine that has a mind of it's own, unfortunately with a late freeze in May it doesn't look like we will be having any grapes to enjoy this fall.

altadenahiker said...

That's an opportunistic vine. I have lots of leaves and very few grapes. Guess I'll have to make dolmas.

gMarie said...

we have vines but no grapes yet. Get the boys working on geometry and wordworking and have them build an arbor so that vine will leave your suburban alone. g

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I only planted our first vine this year so we have a long way to go:) I have been watching all the vineyards around us though and they seem to be doing well. I have to say yours has very vigorous growth. Diane

Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like wine making time = )

Linda said...

My virginia Creeper and Hopps vines do that very same thing....dirty beggars!

Sue said...

Wow, that's one determined vine. It's getting revenge for you cutting it back. Do you make wine?

The Blonde Duck said...

I always wanted a grape vine.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Grapes actually grow here, as well. I will do that...next year.

Channon said...

No grapes or vines in the woods, but vineyards abound around here. Vines by nature are pushy, aren't they?

Nichole said...

I'm guessing the Suburban doesn't go for a ride very often, eh? lol

buffalodick said...

Jelly, wine, juice, I love grapes!

Barbara said...

That's amazing, Marjie. Are you certain it's not a man-eating grape vine?
:) I'd keep the kids away.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Tatersmama said...

My neighbors got a grapevine that prefers to live on my side of the fence, so the beauty is, we eat til we drop... and then when it gets on my nerves I just whack it back.
We had so many grapes this year, that I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!

Mickle in NZ said...

At least the suburban will be nice and cool inside ..... good to see a healthy growing season!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

we have a grape bush to
and this year we thing that wa got lots of grapes
yeaah

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

dibear said...

Beautiful grape vine. I think it's time to move the suburban!! ;)