August 16, 2009

Late Summer Fruit.

I have no fruit trees in my garden. Well, I do not think there would be any room for them on my terrace. However, I have bushes and plants that do give rise to fruit in late summer and autumn. I am not sure any of the can be eaten, but they are sure pretty to look at. Some of my plants in pots do carry nut like fruits and seeds as well, such as the Boxwood.

The most beautiful is without a doubt the Caprifolium, that is in its second bloom. Simultaneously it bears fruit starting late August and long into October, from its first flowers and later from the second bloom. It is truly magnificent right now and heavy with colours and scent.

The other significantly fruit bearing bush is my Cherry Laurel. I have always found this to be the most interesting of my plants. It is an evergreen and blooms with fragrant white flowers in early May into June. Some years more than others. The flowers change into green, cherry like fruit that slowly turns red in late summer. Ultimately the cherries become black, serving at all times as a lovely decoration against the juicy green of the plant itself.

12 comments :

Betsy said...

Those red berries are beautiful! Do the birds like them?

Snowbrush said...

There's a little wild boxwood that grows here in the mountains where I live (Oregon, USA). It's lovely in the understated way that boxwoods are.

As for the honeysuckle, it grows wild here too, but with only modest ambitions. In my former US state of Mississippi, a honeysuckle known as Japanese honeysuckle is a major pest.

steviewren said...

Ditto to what Betsy said...that's exactly what I wanted to say. I love the berries. Do birds like them?

Sumandebray said...

Those red fruits appears to be edible and delicious!
Hope you will have a kitchen garden on the terrace someday.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Oh I bet the birdies love you!

Thanks for your lovely comment re. my last post. It was so nice to come back from a weekend away and read all those nice, helpful remarks, especially yours.

Mila said...

Great blog dear!
MMM those fruits look so delicious!

Diane said...

Well, they LOOK yummy!! Hope you've been well, my friend! I think I'm back in Bloggyland for a while :) XO

Protege said...

=Betsy and Stevie,
as a matter of fact, I have never seen birds eating either. I have always wondered about why that is as they do look juicy and tasty.;))But then again, I have very few birds visiting my immediate surroundings due to the many cats in the neighborhood.;)

=Snowbrush,
yes, boxwood is a very beautiful plant. I love any evergreens and hey are very common here as annual plants in pots. Caprifolium is such a stunning plant that I would not mind it being a weed in my garden.;)) Thank you so much for stopping by.;))

=Sumandebray,
my dream would be to have a small cottage in the country side with a fruit garden and kitchen garden and make a living out of being creative. I think in my next life perhaps or in a few lives ahead, this might come true...
Always enjoy when you stop by.;))

=Joanne,
you are very welcome, we all have those feelings from time to time; I have my shares of *what ifs* too, believe me.;)) I am happy that you could find consolation in other bloggers kind words.;)
I always enjoy your visits as well, thank you;))xo

=Mila,
thank you so much for a great comment and for stopping by.;))

=Diane,
so glad you are back my friend, looking forward to catch up.;))
xo

Myussop said...

I miss this post earlier. I simply adore little trees that can attract birds and other wildlife to the garden.Keep the cherries for me,ple.

MelRoXx said...

The fruits look lovely!

Protege said...

=Mahmud,
I am always amazed about the most beautiful colours that nature can produce.;))

=MelRoXx,
thank you sweetie.;))

gaelikaa said...

Beautiful pictures - I wonder could you find out if that fruit is edible?