Backyard Berries

Thimbleberries

Thimbleberries

The Backyard native plant hedge is in its berry phase! Carrot Soup took Gilly into the Thimbleberry thicket…

Red Elderberries

Red Elderberries

…and admired the elegant elderberries.

Black Twinberry

Black Twinberry

They wondered at the doubleness of the Black Twinberry…

Yellow Salmonberry

Yellow Salmonberry

…and patted the prickly yellow Salmonberry.

Strawberry Pot green

Strawberry Pot green

We are all happy for the birds to shelter and feast  in the hedge…

Ripe!

Ripe!

…but always hope they leave the strawberries for us!

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12 thoughts on “Backyard Berries

    • The Black Twinberry is not considered edible (by humans), the Elderberry must be cooked first, the Thimbleberry is tasty though seedy, and the Salmonberry is delicious (though some consider it watery and insipid).
      Strawberries, on the other hand…

  1. your berry bearing bushes are far ahead of ours! the only berry in our yard so far is the mulberry …and the birds are feasting. Love the photos…always so fun to see Gilly with the “big” girls.

  2. The Hittys are a storehouse of fun information and knowledge. Thimbleberries and yellow salmonberry are berries I haven’t seen before. The Quimper birds must love the Hittys. Hopefully Gilly was able to reach that luscious ripe strawberry.

  3. Berrying with your Hittys makes for a lot of fun. Do you have insects buzzing around though when picking? They’re somewhat of a menace here. When out mulberrying here, there is definitely a need for netting around one’s face and limbs. Thanks so much for the cheer and color.

    • We don’t seem to have a lot of insects around here – it is a bit chilly perhaps, or windy, or salty? I wish we had a mulberry bush to go ’round – my Hittys would love that!

  4. Oh your elderberries look different from ours in Indiana. Yours are so plump, ours are tiny things but I love to make elderberry syrup for colds.

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