Life is a continuous learning experience. Some of these lessons come from experience, other we learns from watching other or reading a book, for example.

Yet, if you think about it, one really good place to learn life lessons is in the garden, where master gardeners dig and plant and coax something beautiful from almost nothing. Gardening is actually quite fruitful.

Yet, as Ashley Thompson learned recently when she invited Minnehaha Master Gardener, Cami Jacobsen over to her yard, master gardeners can also be pretty ruthless when it comes to which of their newly-planted offspring make the cut.

| A lookback at last fall when Cami and Ashley pruned the vines in her backyard DIY vineyard: Thinning out vines to make way for grapevines >

Behind the scenes as Ashley tries to start a vineyard
Behind the scenes as Ashley tries to start a vineyard