a few ripe blackberries among scores of unripe red ones

Berry, Berry Good, Six on Saturday 8-4-18

The birds are taking over the back forty for good reason – the wild blackberries are ripening.  I’m trying my best to collect some, but the early bird gets the blackberry.

blackberry canes form arches

a few ripe blackberries among scores of unripe red ones

We’ll return to the bird theme in a bit.  There are other little beautiful things happening in the garden now.

Cardinal flower has blooms of a shocking red

We “lifted” a piece of cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis L.) from the wild part of the yard and planted it in a front bed.  It is looking great this year, presumably another plant that has enjoyed the heat.


A nostalgic bloom from the uncultivated boundaries of the yard, Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) looks happy in part-shade.

Buddleia davidii

Buddleia davidii shows off its white spikes now.  I just noticed that the color theme here is red and white. In fact, those are the colors of the wild and cultivated flowers that are in bloom.

Tobacco flower is a large annual, as annuals grow, sometimes reaching 5 feet

The Tobacco flowers (Nicotiana sylvestris) have grown tall this year, in the bricked corner of the front door border.  They are almost five feet now.

A little “peep” show (ha) to close this week’s six.  Head over to The Propagator to see more blooms from around the globe.



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3 comments on “Berry, Berry Good, Six on Saturday 8-4-18”
  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Those blackberries look amazingly luscious. No one willingly grows them here. They can be picked wild from huge sprawling bushes, but they’re rarely as juicy looking as yours because there usually isn’t enough rain st that time of the year.

  2. A. JoAnn says:

    Yes! With some rich, vanilla custard

  3. Mala Burt says:

    Loved the peep show… When we lived in the country I used the send the kids out to pick blackberries by the sides of the fields. They were cobbler motivated.

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