Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chateau de Berne

I was to buy a couple of French beds for the guest room.  They were painted wood, upholstered in gold velvet, had an elaborate headboard and footboard and side boards!  I was all set to go, taking a risk, had them held for me to pick up this morning. Then V. said he would double-check the measurements to make sure that they would fit our mattresses (I was prepared to buy the beds and new sommiers but NOT new mattresses which would then necessitate new sheets...).  Our mattresses are too long for the French beds!  No new/old beds for the guest room...

V. knew that he should distract me so we went for a drive to the Chateau de Berne, a winery about 40 minutes from where we live.  A drive in the country was just what I needed.


Do you know why they plant a rose bush at the end of a row?
 



The vendange is set for September 22



Cheeky sanglier

Sigh, I'm feeling all better now.

Healed Stella

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's to feeling better, chateaux and rose bushes that are planted to distract pests from eating the grapes or to beautify the landscape? RB

Stella said...

There are a couple of reasons why they plant rose bushes at the end of a row or grapes, the first it is tradition.

Second, in humid areas or places where varieties of grapes are planted that are susceptible to diseases roses can often serve as early warning. grapes and roses grow exactly the same way and are affected by the sample diseases and problems. The rose is more deliate and often times will get the disease first.

D said...

Your guest room is very appealing... as fresh and appetizing as the sound of the rustling waters from the running stream outside.

Stella said...

You would know D...