Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more!

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more!

Welcome to fall, along the west coast of BC, Canada!

Some travel far and wide like the ever famous New Hampshire or Oregon to take in a fall foliage tour. HERE is a write up that even rates fall tours by popular states.

However as luck would have it, come late September to early October, my own area is putting on quite a fall foliage tour.

Take a fall leaves tour of the beautiful Vedder River Rotary Trail, located along the west coast of BC, Canada!

Visit this gorgeous fall trail ride HERE

Where to tour fall leaves along BC’s Fraser Valley

 

Vedder River Rotary Trail in Chilliwack, BC

Cheam Creek Wetlands, Rosedale BC

Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Bridal Veil Falls, Agassiz BC

Mill Lake Park by canoe/kayak, Abbotsford, BC

Othello Tunnels & Alexandria Bridge, Hope, BC

There are acres of woodlands and trails to hike to find fall colors of bright orange and yellow at their peak along the west coast of BC, Canada during autumn. My own bike trails along the Vedder River Rotary Trail are gorgeous!

Ride the Whirlpool Aero Car Niagara Falls during fall to take in this incredible fall foliage scenery!

Ontario in fall is a must!

 

And I totally vouch, Ontario, Canada and the Niagara Falls region in fall is magnificent as you can see from my visit there during fall in THIS POST!

However I’m super fortunate I don’t have to go quite that far to take in a fall foliage tour… because my own yard is currently putting on quite a show.

So here’s my own little fall leaves tour of the changing grapevine and other yard features right from my  very own yard.

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Fall leaves tour of the changing

grapevine and other yard features

 

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

The ever changing fall grapevine on the shed

 

One of the most asked questions I get is, “What is that vine growing on your shed?”

It’s a simple grapevine that requires very little care and upkeep, aside from trimming it when it grows a little out of control.

When do grapevine leaves change color?

 

But there’s a very short window of opportunity to capture pictures of the grapevine turning color during fall. As in a day or two. Because once the leaves start turning from vibrant green to bright yellow, the leaves can drop overnight in 1. single. windstorm.

I thought I still had lots of time, because only 2 days ago, the leaves were still all green! However glancing through the back window towards the garden shed with my morning coffee in hand, my jaw dropped. Here we are in late October, and Today they were all bright yellow and already falling off the vine! Egads.

After the coffee got gulped, I ran out there in bare feet and pjs to capture the fabulous fall grapevine colours because they are spectacular while they last.

Garden shed sign with easy flowerbed edging

Just for a fun comparison, here’s the garden shed with grapevine in May. I had just trimmed the vine on the roof back so all the features of the shed would show. And right before the rapid grapevine growth began.

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

And here is the shed today, wearing bright yellow and lime green grapevine leaves in spectacular fashion!

Who knew grapevines were so colorful during fall? It’s quite something to see.

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

How to train a grapevine to grow on a shed

 

Training to grow the grapevine over the shed was very easy. I just guided the branches towards the roof, and allowed them to take over.

The grapevine actually starts a fair ways from the shed. It’s always used the chain link fence as a grapevine trellis of sorts, however when it approached the shed roof, I decided to see if I could get it to grow over the roof. And as you can see, it worked!

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

I actually have no idea  what kind of grapes these are, however the skin is somewhat tart, while the insides are super sweet when fully ripe. The previous owners used the grapes for wine making if that’s any indication of what they are.

Little did I know when I first moved in how much the grapevine would grow each year, and what a wonderful fall leaves tour they would offer!

It’s one of the prettiest vines I have ever had the pleasure of growing, and it’s so easy to care for!

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

Visit the garden shed pallet porch HERE / How the shed was built HERE

Now that it’s pretty much early November, the grapevine leaves are such a bright shade of yellow.

The leaves were so vibrant, I turned down the saturation because it looked like I cranked up those colours just for the purpose of the pictures!

The little wooden pumpkin patch looks right at home with all that fall color, don’t you think?

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

See the Garden Shed sign tutorial HERE

Even the sedum now wearing a vibrant shade of cranberry provides quite a fall foliage tour in itself!

Garden shed sign with easy flowerbed edging

Here’s another picture of the green grapevine in summer.

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

And how the grapevines turn color during fall.

Once all the leaves fall off the grapevine, (which will be shortly!) I’ll be pruning back the branches before next spring again to keep it under control.

Because if I don’t…

grapevine covered garden shed with stenciled shutters

Why a grapevine needs trimming

 

… this happens. LOL

Yup! The spring and summer grapevine totally covered the entire shed one summer I let it go. The vines even hit the ground!


Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

And as pretty as the grapevines are, they are even easier to care for. 

All I do is eat grapes during the summer, then prune the branches after the leaves fall.

We even had a drought this summer and I didn’t even bother watering or feeding the grapevine. It produced a little less as a result of less rainfall, however the grapes were earlier and super sweet.

So let’s take a fall leaves tour of the front yard next!

Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

Fall highlights in the front yard

 

This is another area of the yard I really don’t do much with, except for taking care of the lawn and of course, cutting those pretty flower bed edges like THIS.

This is another area of the yard I really don’t do much with, except for taking care of the lawn and of course, cutting those pretty flower bed edges like THIS.

How to grow big and healthy boston ferns outdoors during summer and fall! Take the rest of this fall leaves tour.

How to grow big and healthy boston ferns outdoors

 

  • Hang ferns in shady areas out of the hot sun.
  • Water daily when the weather is hot.
  • You may need to water twice a day during heat waves or if the pots are rootbound.

This past early summer, I picked up some ferns from Lowes for $10 each. They were actually in pretty rough shape to the point of me not being sure they’d grow during summer.

However I’m so happy to say, these ferns adored growing in the shade underneath the front porch roof! I simply hung them up, and watered pretty much daily with a nice watering wand connected to the hose. Easy! I didn’t even remove the pots from their hangers this summer.

But there is another method I used last year as the pots were a little smaller and very rootbound…

How to water ferns if they are very rootbound

 

  1. Unhook the hanging pot from the hook.
  2. Submerge the fern into a larger bucket filled with water.
  3. Allow the pot to fully saturate before rehanging the fern.

Dunking, then soaking the ferns in a bucket of water was a really neat tip suggested to me by my neighbour! And it worked tremendously well.


Fall leaves tour of a colorful grapevine growing on a quaint shed and more! Take a home fall tour that includes grass flower beds and helpful plant growing tips!

And here’s how those pretty ferns look from the road. They really make a statement when you approach the front door!

A fall Mt. Ash tree filled with berries the birds love to eat, sitting in a split rail fence flower bed during. Take the rest of this fall leaves tour!

Mt. Ash tree in full fall berry blooming mode

 

And of course, the Mt. Ash during fall is very busy providing all the birds in the land with their next smorgasbord.

Did you know birds that eat Mt. Ash berries are said to become a little tipsy as a result?

There’s about 1 week out of the year that I tape white pages all over my front windows so the birds can see and avoid them!

So this time of year, I diligently sweep up the Mt. ash berries before tires or people squish them, and hope that the birds will become less hungry soon.

A droopy little evergreen tree with grassy plants in bloom during fall, in a split rail fence flower bed. Take the rest of this fall leaves tour!

Read how the split rail fence was built HERE and all the plant names

Split rail fence flower bed with blooming grasses

 

Remember the split rail fence flower bed feature my neighbours and I built last summer?

They are doing tremendous!

The different grasses have really filled out after growing for 2 summers, and this fall, are finally are  starting to flower, revealing white wispy tips!

While the droopy little evergreen tree is a slow grower, it sure is happy and doing really well. And makes me feel like I live in the middle of a forest.


A droopy little evergreen tree with grassy plants in bloom during fall, in a split rail fence flower bed. Take the rest of this fall leaves tour!

But who knew this grass would do THIS well? It’s nearly bigger than the tree! I think I’ll pick up a few more of these next time I’m out near the greenhouse.

And that’s the beauty of a carefree yard. As you can see, I didn’t have 1 real pumpkin or potted mums in sight. Just nature doing its thing and producing a wonderful fall leaves tour all on its own.

I’ll take it!

What’s your area like right now? Have a special feature in your own yard you adore?

Other fall related posts you may enjoy:

 

rustic shed decorated for fall

Take a fall shed tour with a crate window box and directional signs

Wood pumpkins with Pumpkin Patch sign using fall stencils

Make a scrap wood pumpkin patch!

Picket fence fall sunflower sign shelf with stencils

Create a rustic fall sunflower sign with shelf from fence pickets

 

Visit many other unique fall projects to make HERE

 

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