First Prune of the Year

Here is the flatbed trailer stacked high with the vine canes (which is the technical word for grape vine “arms”) we had pruned today.  The vines are dormant and have lost all their leaves, and we prune the plant to help it become as productive as possible again in the spring – the same reasons gardeners prune fruit trees and roses.  We will prune the canes again in a month or so.  Quite a stack, huh?


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