Unpruned shrubs, like the blackberry vines
near our garden, offer more niches and crannies for birds to hide.
According to Rogers, that entire area not too long ago was filled with a thick layer of blackberry vines
Tall ferns stand like green, frilly fans, and woven over and around them are tough blackberry vines
. The stems are red and full of nasty thorns that seem to grab skin and clothing.
At first, someone mowed the back yard, and I was able to hand-clip the blackberry vines
that strayed across the fence.
They hoed and yanked and tore up the notoriously persistent weed around the raised beds, pulled blackberry vines
from among the raspberrries, and put in new young vegetable starts, all to help prepare for the students who'll be learning about gardening there this fall.
SPRINGFIELD - The future home of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon doesn't look like much right now, an empty 1.4-acre lot with a smattering of blackberry vines
and surrounded by chain link fence in an unlikely part of town - smack dab in the middle of Glenwood.
It was a fairly nondescript piece of ground: Some knee-high grass, a few withered blackberry vines
and a couple of gopher holes.
In the night sketches, McCosh sifted through a lifetime of blackberry vines
, oak leaves, battered stones, hanging moss and fir boughs, peering so deep into the forest he found its essence.
Several homeowners whose backyards border Willamette Street in south Eugene recently received letters informing them - some for the first time - that the bushes and blackberry vines
growing over the sidewalk on Willamette were theirs to clear.