Silent Sunday

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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37 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    We have wild raspberries and blackberries on the way. I may need to make ice cream soon.

  2. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    a taste of summer. Enjoy!

  3. Yum! Hope you get lots!

  4. Lovely, they’re coming along. From your garden?

  5. smallsunnygarden says:

    Looks wonderful!! 🙂

  6. Heather says:

    What thoughts/recommendations do you have for a person who wants to plant a couple strawberry plants and let them go crazy? I’d be happy if they took over, and I’m not interested in the overly large, underwsweet berries we get at the store 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I would buy from a grower that specializes in berries for the best quality plants. They need well-drained soil. I’d use straw mulch to keep them off the ground. Beware of slugs, however. Birds and rodents can be a problem, too. You might try using a special strawberry pot – a clay container with ‘pockets’ in which to plant the strawb. It gives good air circulation and you can keep it on a deck or patio away from critters. You may have to put it in a garage over winter so the pot won’t freeze and crack. I’m glad we have local growers, so I don’t have to worry about growing my own. 😉 But tasting your own fruit is definitely a pleasure!

  7. Jaspa says:

    We found some strawberries while working in the garden this weekend… Tiny but so tasty!

  8. This speaks to me that there is always potential for growth. Needed this today 🙂

  9. Robin says:

    Yummy and beautiful. 🙂

  10. Laurie Graves says:

    It’s that strawberry time of year. Love the smell!

  11. Brenda says:

    June means strawberries. Love them.

  12. Brian Skeys says:

    Yum Yum, I must go down to the allotment to see if we have any!

  13. Kathy Sturr says:

    Mmmm … I’m still working on the delicious nibbles of strawberry rhubarb crisp! I scare Robin fledglings out of my Potager each time I go back there – no doubt eating those strawberries but no worry, plenty to go around!

  14. Maria F. says:

    This is something we cannot grow here. Very nice!

  15. MK says:

    Yikes, I’m TEN days behind on saying hello to my friends! Your berries are so charming. Wild strawberries, huh? I suppose that makes them all the sweeter.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      They are plentiful this year, but the critters get all the ripest ones, so I take the more sour just so I get a hint of that great wild flavor. It is the same with the wild blueberries– They get to them first!

      • MK says:

        Our walnut tree is laden with lots & lots of big green fruit(?). I think there’s going to be a showdown between us and the squirrels. Smart money is on the squirrels.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        They don’t have our distractions…but clear focus on one thing: food. They are persistent and cagey, too. They always win around here.

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