BY SKEETERLook at what I spotted on the Silverberry Bushes here in my Georgia Gardens. Finally, Berry's just as Tina said they would give me! The bushes were filled with them but by the time I got around to snapping some pictures of them, most of the Berries were missing. I can only assume the birds had a wonderful treat. I was able to find a lone ripe berry laying on the ground. Look at how large they are compared to my hand.
This one measured in at 3/4 of an inch!
I just love the little spots on them. Spots are a trait of the Silverberry as their leaves, blooms and now berry's show me spots. Click HERE to read about my discovery of their blooms. I read theBerries are edible so I gave one a try. I spit the thing out the second my taste buds reacted to the tart thing. The birds can have them as I will refrain from ever putting another one in my mouth. Yuck, they are not for me.
I just love these bushes and they are doing just what I had planned for them to do.
Hide the Ugly from next door. I wish I had planted more of them back in 2008 for additional screening from neighbors. It looks as though nature is taking care of at least one more new bush! While picking up downed limbs from all the crazy high winds of late, I spotted this sapling which I believe is indeed a Silverberry Bush! I am happy with this discovery and hope to find more in time. But for now, I love my Bushes, Blooms and now SILVERBERRY BERRIES, In the Garden...
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