Grapes in the Garden

A few years ago, a friend gave me a few grape vines from his vineyard. I had just put an arbor in the front garden as a backdrop for wedding ceremonies that we host. I was undecided about what to plant on it, but Joe gave me a Malbec vine and a Cabernet Franc vine. The Malbec vine made it through the first summer but not the winter. Apparently, larger-leaved varietals can struggle in Kansas. The Cabernet Franc vine, however, has been growing strong; and this year, for the first time, it has produced grapes. I don’t have any plans to try wine-making, but it is awfully fun to see the fruit coming along. A good addition to the garden!

GrapesOnArbor

Wishing you a lovely first day of summer!

3 responses to “Grapes in the Garden

  1. Hey Laurie! I love that you are grapes! My wife and I are trying to learn how to grow grapes to eventually open a winery. You are right about Malbec- it often won’t grow in Kansas… However, many vineyards in Kansas can grow Cab Franc! That is awesome! 🙂

  2. Nice picture.  Glad to see its doing well. Connie Connie E. Schlageck ceschlageck@yahoo.com designontuttle.com 785-770-3090, 785-770-7350

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