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 30×30 – 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 love this vine. FALL COLOR! This vine is growing on my arbor, and it tenderly (okay – thuggishly) embraces my nearby aviary, creeping all the way over to my bougainvilla. The colors absolutely take my breath away!
Last weekend, while happily taking these photos of my dear Roger, my husband happened to climb on the roof to clean out the gutters.
And that’s when he yelled down “Honey – there’s a PARTY going on up here!”
While I was busy thinking the vine was in all its glory from down below, once I climbed up I realized the real show was on my roof – check out these colors!
I sure hope the birds are appreciating the show!
Definitely makes me wish I had a 2-story house…..