Saturday, September 20, 2008

Seeds and berries....


Sometimes I have lots of blog fodder. Weeds, pests, diseases and drought give me lots to whine about!

But, seriously, I got today's idea when I was reading Mr. McGregor's Daughter's blog a few days ago. Her post was filled with beautiful berries, a sign of Fall in the Midwest.

She suggested we all post about our berries, so, voila, here is a peek at my measly berries.



These are the berries on our lantana, after it's done blooming for the long summer season.
There are berries galore on this Yaupon Holly Tree.  If we get a little cooler weather, they will soon turn a beautiful red to entice the birds.
These are berries on my White Duranta tree.
And that's one lone berry on my Purple Duranta.  This plant is still too full of blooms to be putting out seeds yet, but in a few weeks it will be covered in these cute little golden balls.

Thanks, Mr.McGregor's Daughter, for a nice post idea!

8 comments:

Gail said...

A berry good post! Please forgive, it's getting late!

Gail

Frances said...

Hi Diana, so great to see your berries. It was the yaupon that stirred memories of our house in Houston. Our front and back yards were loaded with those in The Woodlands. I had never seen them before and cut a large branch loaded with berries to bring inside for our Christmas tree! My next door neighbor thought that was so crazy he came and took a picture of it. It was a beauty all right, until the berries started falling off onto the white carpet (supplied by the builder of course, darker colors were an upgrade). The stains were not removable by any means. LOL I do love the lantana berries, especially when they turn that metallic blue.

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Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your Yaupon Holly is going to be stunning! I guess it's still a bit too early for all of your autumn berries, but you've managed to find quite a few. Thanks for the link love & the show.

Diana said...

Gail - it's ok - still made me laugh!

Frances -- Cutting Yaupon branches for Christmas decoration is a great idea -- thanks! I routinely use my variegated gingers in vases and arrangements, but I hadn't throught of that. (But I will make sure to put 'em in the kitchen where we have stained concrete floors -- and watch them!)

MMD - I'll have to post those Yaupon berries when they turn color - there are a gazillion of them on that little tree!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your berries are great Diana. I also have berries on the lantana that is in a pot. They are such a dark green.

I just love the first picture. It looks like a painting.

Diana said...

Lisa -- I glad you can enjoy lantanas there - even if they have to go in a pot. I've got both the lime-y green berries and I also have black berries on some of my lantana -- do you have any of those?

Meems said...

Diana, I absolutely LOVE any kind of berry photo... always have... anytime of the year. We don't have too many here either. I was thinking of doing a post on berries also since my beauty berry is turning purple. I'll check out MMD as well to see her post. Thanks for sharing your autumn berries.
Meems

Diana said...

Meems - Funny to hear them called Autumn berries - I know that it's Fall, but it's 92 here today, so that seems far-fetched! But the plants know the seasons and they are responding accordingly, that's for sure. I actually forgot to post my beautyberry - it is so tiny I forgot about it! MMD has a stunning display tho.