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Hops in the Landscape

another cold hardy vine

      Here is an example of a plant working winter hours to make for an ornamental display in the landscape. Although hop growers typically cut their vines down come fall, these untouched twinings in our dooryard make for an interesting sight. The off-season often leaves the outdoor world bleak. We would do well to plan for a little something pleasant to look upon in all those cold months. Snow dustings on fences, sculptures, and old stone walls.., and here old viney remnants can really do wonders to warm the soul on a wintery walk.

frozen hops strobile