In arranging flowers
in planting flowers
there is a rule
and that is to use odd numbers of flowers only.
Now there is probably the same rule for posting photos on ones blog--
if so it is about to be broken:)
These are highly prized in the PNW;
if you ever eat some you will know why!
You can grow them in the garden
or pick them in certain mountainous areas.
I like the shadows on the rocks but not so happy with the lighting on the plant--hope you can see the berries.
This was not a good year for my huckleberries or lingonberries...
with the very strange weather our plants were totally confused as to when to bloom and when to ripen. These are Balsgaard (I think that's the spelling)--they produce twice in the PNW--once in summer, once later in the fall.
This photo was taken in early October.
BIG crop this year.
Yes, you can grow kiwi in the PNW and you can also grow olives (at least certain types) but that will have to wait for another trip post:)
these were put in our freezer.
Other fruit we grow are: gold raspberries, strawberries, various fruit trees -- most are dwarf or semi dwarf
(plums, apples, pears, asian pear, 4 way cherry), grapes,
caneberries and blueberries.
I really love edible gardening and heartily recommend it to people who may not live in the country. Some fruit, like grapes, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries can be grown in a relatively small place--for example our raspberry is growing in a wine barrel half as are our strawberries.
Blueberries are now available in smaller sizes too and are pretty all year long. We grow ours with some of what would be considered ornamental plants and they do fine.
Lingonberries and evergreen huckleberries do not take up much space--both of these have evergreen leaves which are nice to see in the winter;
they both seem to do well in the PNW.
I have seen urban gardens with raspberries in raised beds (they don't like wet feet so I thought that was a good idea) and grapes growing on arbors (nice shady place to put a bench for those warm summer days) and they looked great!
Do you grow fruit where you live?