|Heavy Grapevine Creates An Entry Arch (see below)|
The freak, Winter storm that hit the Northeastern U.S. over Halloween weekend created quite a mess of downed trees and damaged shrubs. One such tree was a Mulberry tree in my pasture. Unbeknownst to me, it had a mass of grapevine throughout its upper limbs, making it top-heavy and too weak to hold the weight of the wet snow. The tree will be greatly missed but the grapevine mess found within has been put to good use.
|The bramble of branches and vine in the pasture is seen at lower left.|
Some of these I have posted before but I think I'm done playing with vine for awhile. You can see various ways I have incorporated it decoratively around the property. Nothing like free, decorative, raw materials from nature.
|A new arch for the wild Clematis to cling to next year|
|Branch and vine add a nice touch to this stone column entry|
|Quirky, organic, entry art until the holiday decor gets placed.|
And my week ago project of creating an arch for a front door entry. I created one years ago for a prior residence but from much smaller and more pliable grapevine. This was thick and heavy-duty. It was kind of neat to work with . . . twisting, weaving, intertwining and braiding it as best I could to form the shape. It took me about an hour to complete. A few pieces of jute twine are wound in certain sections to assist in holding its shape.
|Miniature Christmas lights always look super strewn through grapevine|
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