Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter berries

Beauty Berry (Callicarpa)

Holly (not sure about the variety)

Mahonia

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

13 comments:

  1. Come January, berries are almost as welcome as spring blooms. Love the beauty berry!

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  2. The great colors are one of the best things about winter in the South!

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  3. is there anything lovelier than the Beauty Berry? Love 'em!

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  4. Hi Phillip. Your berry bearing bushes are just so pretty. Beauty Berry is a favorite. Mine are all small yet but I cannot wait to see berries on my Mahonia. The red berries on the Holly looks so beautiful on a snowy day. You may not have that side of it though. LOL!

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  5. Beautiful, Phillip!!

    Hope you and Michael have a Very Happy & Healthy New Year!!

    Thanks for all the Beautiful photos and info!!!

    gerri XXXXOOO

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  6. What, no nandina? :) I look forward to the berries in our garden every year. Love the mahonia. I transplanted a tiny volunteer a year or two ago, and this year it finally has berries now ... so pretty.

    Beautiful photos, as always. I'm ready for spring.

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  7. Something about those beauty berries and winter. I love it's color, perfect, winter hue!

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  8. I grew a beauty berry from seed, it is white with a couple of purple limbs on it. How you guys have a wonder New Years. I have a clematis in bloom the weather has made it look sad. Mary

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  9. Our berries are mostly gone. The Robins eat the Beauty Berries first, then the Hawthorn berries, the holly berries are the last to go. There weren't many of them this year due to the crazy weather we had.

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  10. Do you really have Beauty Berries in the winter? The deer/birds always eat mine as soon as they begin to color.

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  11. What beautiful berries. I only have Blue Princess (and Prince) in my garden. Callicarpa grows in the lower elevations, but not in my garden. I just love the color.

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  12. Lovely Winter interst there. That's a particularly beautiful variety of Holly, it's so glossy too.

    I was wondering if you might add your garden to Folia the online gardening website (it's free).

    It's a great resource for gardeners and has helped me keep on top of my 800+ plantings with photo's, notes, journals, milestones etc. They have an extensive plant wiki and a seed stash section where people can also list seeds for swapping. Here's the link to my Folia page so you can see how it works: www.myfolia.com/gardener/CDfolia/invite.

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