Monday, May 28, 2012

Grapevines, Grapes, Vineyard!

The Yadkin Yard has grapevines and grapes!  We didn't know that so we brought some vines with us, but they're all over the yard.

This area, the Yadkin Valley, is heavy with vineyards now.  The tobacco farms are turning into vineyards, with quite a lot of success actually.  The soil is perfect.  Several are close nearby:  RagApple Lassie in Boonville, Laurel Gray in Hamptonvile, and Yadkinville has Allison Oaks, Brandon Hills, and Hanover Park.

What we have in our yard are Muscadine and Scuppernong grape vines.  The Scuppernong grape is the official state fruit of North Carolina.  There is one particularly large-trunked vine growing wild over in the side yard and another in one of the landscaped areas.  Lynn set up a new mulched bed with the white wrought iron settee and chairs that we already had.  In the center is a pretty Muscadine vine that we'll let grow there.  I think the setup is very pretty.

I like the idea of sitting out in the yard and following the progress of the grapevine.  This week I got some white spray paint made by Sherwin Williams that's especially meant for outdoor wrought iron furniture.  Lynn sprayed all four pieces with the paint.  Really beautiful results.  We'll try to post another picture soon that has the newly-painted furniture as well as the remarkably-fast-growing grapevine, the budding vineyard in our Yadkin Yard!

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