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I put blueberries in my oatmeal every morning. They're a superfood. And tasty.
This Is Just To SayWilliam Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963 I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold
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These are not blueberries.Know your berries!Meade grew these and got on a ladder to pick them. And he did the Crosby, Stills & Nash singing to go with it.
We had goose berries when I was a kid. I recall bushes, with no ladder needed for picking them. Those look like goose berries, so I am stumped!
They're too purple to be redhaws ( childhood favorite for eating and slingshots).
Huckleberry ... Pie?
Mmm... love Huckleberry pie! But I know you know it's too early for Huckleberries, Irene. Good try though. These are native to Wisconsin and, obviously, are in season this month.
"Amelanchier (Serviceberry)"Also known as "Juneberry"Winner — Rick Turley!
Send my prize pie to......Amelanchiers are great four-season, pest free - unless you count fighting the birds for the berries - native large shrubs/small trees which are very much underutilized in the landscape. Congratulations on a fine choice of plant material.
Curious George said...I put blueberries in my oatmeal every morning. They're a superfood. And tasty.""Ann Althouse said...These are not blueberries. Know your berries!"I didn't say the photo was of blueberries. I know they aren't blueberries. I simply said I put blueberries on my oatmeal every morning.
The birds love my service berry tree. I have discovered that service berries are very tasty right off the tree, but not if you pick a bunch and let them sit in the bowl. They lose their zest. They sure reseed easily. I vacuum them out of the grass. YES! I do.
Thruber or Kliban or somebody had a cartoon of an old guy with bucket hailed by old woman on porch with gun and warned not to pick the elderberries.
Smooth Sumac is the only plant I've found that works for feeding birds in the winter.They eat everything else by fall.
rhhardin said...Smooth Sumac is the only plant I've found that works for feeding birds in the winter.They eat everything else by fall.---------------------------------------Depending on your zone beautyberry, deciduous hollies, hawthorns, and aronias all typically are not bird favorites until everything else is gone so good for winter. The beautyberry is another great underutlized native plant that is particularly ornamental but can be prone to deer browsing according to the literature. However, my deer cannot read so they leave it alone. The other suggestions can be problematic in a typical urban or suburban garden for various reasons.
Meade grew these and got on a ladder to pick them. And he did the Crosby, Stills & Nash singing to go with it.If he was hip, he would have sang the Jefferson Airplane version.
I like a contest like this.
How did they taste, Meade?
Sort of like ambrosia only not as cloyingly sweet. And fruitier. Seriously, to me they taste like a combination of perfectly ripe blueberry, cherry, and plum. i'd eat them everyday if only the damn cardinals and robins and squirrels would leave them alone. The robins are the worst. They eat the lower ones first just to spite me, saving the ones at the top to become dead ripe and fermented. Then, drunk and belligerent, they give me the one-wing salute and dive bomb me. Laughing their evil little robin laugh, they tweet something that sounds like hey you stupid moron right-wing tea bagger, go the hell back to Indiana where you came from. I say hey, I planted that tree, you non-native fancied up thrushes and they just crap on my car. Robins are jerks. I hate them. I'd shoot them with my AR-15 if this wasn't such a stupid gun-free zone we live in.
Maybe I could borrow Rick Turley's cats to get rid of the robins. But then I'd have cats.:)
Meade said...Maybe I could borrow Rick Turley's cats to get rid of the robins. ------------------------------------Unfortunately the only "birds' Murphy is interested in are marshmallow Peeps. Seriously. I took this picture right after finding out he had ravaged a package of them I had been aging like fine wine to a nice chewy consistency.
I like Murphy! And Murphy is a terrific name for a cat (or dog.)
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