This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

grape flowers

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As I was photographing flowers today, I started wondering about the grapes. I've never seen a grape flower. I looked close and one of my vines was in bloom! This is a Cabernet vine. Very small flowers with little fruits forming in the center.

My Catawba vine has well formed fruit clusters. I'll add a photo here tomorrow.


Blogger biobabbler said...

Oh, that's SO cool. Funny, this is the first year I ever even THOUGHT about doing EXACTLY that (or even thought about grape flowers at all) but completely spaced on getting it done. So, thank YOU for filling in! =)

June 21, 2012 11:55 PM

Blogger becky3086 said...

Yeah! Hope you get lots of grapes!

June 22, 2012 5:44 AM

Blogger Paloma said...


June 22, 2012 1:19 PM

Blogger Janet said...

Kathy I have been enjoying your blog for a few years now ..... I moved to CT from Illinois and now in a few days moving to your area ..... Canton, MA ...... I am sure I am old enough to be your Mother and not as avid gardener as you are but I have grown potatoes to popcorn for years but I have learned many new garden idea from your blog ..... just wanted to let you know this ... this week I made 3 containers of garlic pesto from our scapes and Yummy garlic basil butter too...just weigh we had more scapes :) ... Thank you for all you Wonderful info and maybe we need to start growing some grape vines to make our own Wine :)

June 22, 2012 9:21 PM

Blogger Nichole said...

Never seen a grape flower either. Neat!

June 22, 2012 9:39 PM

Blogger AlyoshaK said...


Sorry this is off topic but I didn't know how else to contact you. I just finished using your wonderful online spring planting calendar and went on to the fall planting calendar but the link does not work. Has anyone else had problems? Again the spring one works fine. Thought you'd want to know and I hope to use it if it's fixable. Thanks for the excellent work.


June 23, 2012 2:18 PM

Blogger Greg said...

Yes. These are perfect flowers having both male and female attributes. Your close up photo is excellent!

June 24, 2012 9:19 AM


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