Jewels from my garden

We have one Concord grape vine that was here when we bought the house.  It’s planted in a space where I wouldn’t have chosen for it, but I didn’t have the heart (or knowledge of how) to move it when I started planting my own garden.  Every year, I cut it back a couple of weeks before Halloween (I use the vines as decoration for the front of our house) and come spring, little buds inevitably appear which over the summer grow into a mass of vines that takes up almost half of the side wall of our house and get tangled among the flowers that are planted nearby.  Come October (just before I cut it back for Halloween), that one vine provides us with a large bowl full of beautiful, dark purple jewels!

This year, they’ve been transformed into delicious, maple syrup sweetened jelly using, for the first time, a book that I bought years ago but never referred to it because it just seemed too daunting, too technical for me.  And it is, but definitely proved to be worth the read!

 

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2 thoughts on “Jewels from my garden

  1. Dearest Lynn
    wow
    I admire you so much for being always soooo creative.
    Thank you for writing in this blog. It is my little relaxing moment of the hectic day . I really love reading you. You are truly gifted. Apart from your great prose, you are a wonderful photographer, estète and artist.
    Namaste

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