Sunday, November 6, 2011

China root berries, strawberries, pineapple sage, etc...

There has been just so much rain this year...
Not to say that I am complaining... 
It is just marvelous for the plants, in fact...

This is a picture of the berries of a climber plant called 'China root'...
They grow wildly in our property... 
The young shoots can be eaten as a vegetable (pictures next spring?)... 
Some folks use the berries to make wine but apparently they do not taste good... 
For the time being, we just plan to enjoy their beauty...

I bought two types of raspberry plants from the store some years ago... 
And they do give very good fruits...
Only thing I really have to do is to fertilize them more...
I had thought that this specie fruits only in spring but we found it fruiting this season...
Hmmm, lovely, of course... 

We had taken the liberty to name this beauty 'Princess Pink'... 
My suweeto haato found it growing semi-wild in the hills...
We took back some cuttings and this beauty of a rose has been thriving very well in our potager...

This white chrysanthemum is also grown by my missus... 
As with the above mentioned rose, this cutie has adapted very well to our environment...  

And finally, the pineapple sage... 
Apparently, the name comes from the pineapple-like fragrance that the flowers leaves emit when crushed...