Saving the grapes
The first challenge was a 100-year-old Concord grape vine that the homeowners wanted to save. The venerable vine grew right in the middle of the yard, and Roger determined it wouldn't survive a move. What to do?

The solution to the grape-vine dilemma became the inspiration for the entire plan: a long latticework trellis extending from the back porch of the main house to the cottage. The structure would support the vine and also serve as a fence to separate the yard from the parking area while visually connecting the two houses. "A traditional fence would do the same thing," says Hubbard, "but with the grape vine, a trellis was the only way to go."
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