Less than one year ago we planted an experimental vineyard in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden. There are two native North American grapevines in our small vineyard, the riverbank grape (Vitis riparia) and the rock grape (V. rupestris). Will the flowers of these species open at the same time? What will pollinate the grapevines in this urban location? In addition, we spotted the first phylloxera gall on a V. rupestris this year. If you have a chance, be sure to swing by the vineyard on your next trip to the garden! This project was supported by the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability and MBG.
Miller Lab members