Reviving the ‘Niagara:’ A Grapevine Story
|“Big Daddy:” For almost 50 years, this
Niagara grapevine held up the arbor.
Armistead Peter 3rd was a faithful steward of his family’s house and gardens at Tudor Place, but that doesn’t mean he never made changes. In the early 1960s, he built an arbor in which to sit and enjoy the North Garden. To its northeast corner, he added a ‘New Dawn’ climbing rose (roses being a specialty). In spring, he knew, the front would be covered in blush colored blossoms. For summer interest, he planted two grape vines to cover the back.
|Out of the fridge: heirloom Niagara cuttings repotted.|
|The next generation.|