Two Rhode Island transplants have settled here in Northwest Florida on Escambia Bay. In Rhode Island, we spent most of our summers and fall days sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound and Buzzards Bay. We are so delighted to have found another Bay to enjoy.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Imagine just opening the window and picking some juicy muscadine grapes. I'll guess that when the vines are heavy with fruit, the perfume of the grapes must drift through the open window scenting the rooms within.Unfortunately, the vine is bare of fruit.
The art of training trees and vines to branch in formal patterns, usually along a wall, as here, or on a trellis, is called "espalier" and is a rewarding though labor intensive way of gardening. As much as I appreciate the art of espalier, I am content to enjoy the efforts of others. I can barely keep up with pulling weeds from my flower beds!