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Project by DanYo posted 10-28-2008 05:51 AM 8129 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple years ago I caged in the back porch of our 1928 two story. We have four cats and it lets them go outside and not get in any trouble. Lowes 4×8 sheets of lattace and 2×4 studs. Pressure treated 2×4s on the concrete floor.

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Most of the vines that cover the porch, the back and sides of the house, garage, shed, fences and the mullberry tree are grape vines. Not sure what kind, but the vines go to edge of the roof of the 2nd floor and cover all the windows in the dining room and 2nd floor bedroom.

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Porch from the out side

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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

posted 10-28-2008 10:58 AM

That is a very interesting look Dan, with all the Grape Ivy. How long have you been growing it on the house; as it looks quite full and the house well covered? How often do you have to trim the house/roof?

It is almost as if you live inside a magical garden …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-28-2008 11:55 AM

don’t ever sit too long in one spot or you’ll be covered as well.

How wonderful. I like GramT’s description: a magical garden. WOW.. that’s a lot of vines.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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XploreOrganics

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-28-2008 12:18 PM

I love the vines… Gives a magical “erie” feeling to the garden.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-28-2008 12:31 PM

Scary sight. The house is being swallowed.

What variety of vine is that? Is there a specific name? The leaf looks too small for ordinary grape, and it looks too agressive for English Ivy.

... just curious

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-28-2008 02:48 PM

Wow that sure is a lot of grape vines Dan.I don’t know anything about vines.Do you get grapes from these vines?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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DanYo

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posted 10-28-2008 03:29 PM

I’m guessing grape vines because there are thousands of small (1/4 inch dia) purple grapes/berries on them right now. Really have no clue of variety.

-- danwalters@lumberjocks.com

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-28-2008 03:42 PM

Afre you going to make wine or grape juice from them?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Scott Hildenbrand

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 10-28-2008 05:39 PM

Dan… I’m still scared of all the vines.. ;)

It’d be worth while to have the plant IDed I’d think.. Might take a few closeup shots of the vine, leaves, berries and post them on the rec.gardens newsgroup to see if someone there can tag it.

Heck, if they’re edible.. I’d be making wine in a heartbeat.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

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posted 10-28-2008 06:55 PM

it’s not poison oak is it? (evil grin) haha

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 10-28-2008 07:14 PM

LOL, Debbie.. That’d be evil, for sure.. ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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DanYo

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posted 10-30-2008 03:35 AM

I don’t think it is poison …. but the neighbor kid cut some weeds for us & he broke-out like in a rash, like there was poison ivy out back somewhere.

-- danwalters@lumberjocks.com

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bbqking

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hardiness zone 8

posted 10-30-2008 11:38 PM

Sub-arctic Kudzu…......

-- As always, bbqKing. Lawrenceville, Ga.

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Bob

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hardiness zone 3b

posted 10-31-2008 01:18 AM

We had Virginia creeper at one time and had a devil of a time getting rid of it.
Watch for any signs of invasion of your mortar as it can really take a toll on your brick work in a hurry.

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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DanYo

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posted 10-31-2008 03:36 AM

I’m thinking the vines have been on this house for a long-long time. Long before we bought it. Will post a leaf photo when I get a chance. Still think it is a wild grape or something.

-- danwalters@lumberjocks.com

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