Hops Gone Wild!

My big plan for the hops vine didn’t work this year because the vines grew out of control.  They didn’t grow nicely around the clothesline rope so I was not able to cut each “line” down intact.  I have been successful in past years but this year I’m going to have to chop down the lot of it and try again next year.  That’s gardening for you – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

7 thoughts on “Hops Gone Wild!

  1. Janice Hebert

    We have hops (ornamental hops – I think it’s called Golden Hops or Aureus) growing on a rose arbor. I plant morning glories at the base to give it some color. Pretty in theory but after the first year they have taken over the whole area around the arbor and have become quite invasive. Luckily, I think I can control it somewhat by digging up the volunteers next spring! Yikes, they are amazing!


  2. Peri O'Connell

    I was in The Cotton Cabin quilt shop in Dubuque today and they had a kit for One Crow but no pattern. I was wondering if I could get the pattern from you. They had all the material but no pattern. Thank you, Peri

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Pattern is $10. Send to Mary Etherington, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438. Specify what you’re ordering.

  3. Rhonda D.

    Enjoying your posts and this one made me laugh! My hops grew throughout a bed of stinging nettle this year( I actually grow nettles on purpose) Until things die back and I can hack it all back it’s just one big hot mess 🙂

  4. Diane

    Looks like your hops hopped too much!! Is that the same kind of hops that is used in making beer? Obviously, I did not get the gardening gene from Nana!! Clueless.

  5. Mary Ann Platt

    My son grows hope in our backyard. When he married October 3, 2015, the boutineers were made from hops. They had many unique features at their wedding.

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