Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Vines come to life
It started about three weeks ago. The twisted stumps that appeared all but dead sprung back to life.
It is really amazing what's in each little bud that starts swelling when the weather warms in March.
All compacted in that bud is the entire year's growth. All the shoots, leaves, grape clusters, tendrils, everything. Even stranger, the following year's buds are there too. Its quite the complex structure really.
Here is Mr. Cabernet Franc with a pic taken every three days to show how these microscopic plants appear and start to telescope out just like clockwork, year in and year out.
Posted by Ted Henry at 7:49 PM