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Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2009
5:32 AM

Post #7330655

Great Article. Love the little 'tree'.

But what I like most of all is that your picture demonstrates that I can use real grapevine for such projects. For some strange reason, when I read about crafts using grapevine, I always think that I need to go out to a craft store in search of some kind of formally prepared and dried grapevine, something that will no doubt be way too expensive. LOL at me, but I never realized I could just use the miles and miles of wild grapevines growing freely all over the place here. Thanks for clearing that up. Now I have a veritable fortune in the natural resource I need to make all manner of 'trees', wreaths, and who knows what else. Heck, I even pull this stuff out of my flower garden each summer while weeding.

Mount Vernon, KY

December 3, 2009
6:20 AM

Post #7330703

Wild grapevines my mother always said were mean, savage, snakey things for trees. They slowly choke the life out of a tree like a boa constrictor. That said I love the wreaths that I make out of them - they are so pretty!. So I never feel guilty about pulling them down out of the tree tops. The only thing I feel is fear I might pull down a tree limb on top of my head as well!!!!.
Indianapolis, IN

December 16, 2013
2:37 PM

Post #9729169

You have inspired me to retrieve my 10+ year-old well weathered GVine tree (on a tomato cage) and rehab it for this year. It used to have a large ponderosa cone as a topper, however I believe the squirrels have had their way with it.
I frequently wove the vines into a wreath as I cut them and hang them on a nearby limb. They would dry and weather nicely for later retrieval. I waged a constant war with the vigorous vines.

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