Happening Now in the Garden:
June 3, 2010

by Eric Shalit | June 3rd, 2010

Stellar's Jays on my deck with Kiwi vines (Actinidia deliciosa)

A wider view of the trellis. Made from the timber bamboo known as 'Moso', which is commonly used for building scaffolding in Asia. I put it together using tan colored decking screws. Pre-drilling avoids splitting. The kiwi produces the same fuzzy fruit you can buy in the supermarket. The foliage creates a lush tropical effect.

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One Response to “Happening Now in the Garden:
June 3, 2010”

  1. Nice scaffolding Eric, especially for a fuzzy kiwi vine. If it can support building work, it hopefully can support the vigor of the kiwi vine.

    Here are some pics of mine, growing just across the Sound from you on Vashon Island. The vine was so heavy it pulled the trellis off the house. My new project is to create an arbor that takes the vine away from the house (Project 386).

    kiwi vine & fruit: http://tallcloverfarm.com/?p=1059