Post Tag: Grapes

One of the benefits of speaking at different garden clubs is the chance to meet their members and visit their beautiful gardens.  One such person is Bonnie Manion, whom I met at the La Jolla Village Garden Club last fall. After a morning of touring gardens, we ended our day at Bonnie's home where we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in her vineyard.  Part of the fun was meeting her two chickens, Charley (short for Charlotte) and Dahlia. (more…) [read more]
In love with my Rogers Red grapevine, that is.   Vitis californica 'Roger's Red' is a California native, grows with very little water, quickly reaching a massive 30x30 - growing 3 to 6 feet per year!  It produces TONS of grapes which are filled with seeds, so while they're not the first choice for a quick snack, they're great for the birds or for making grape juice. Okay, enough about the specifics - let's get to the real reasons I [read more]
What do you do when Mother Nature showers you with grapes? [read more]