Abundance of Berries
This seems to be the year of a prolific growing season for the plants that produce the fruits and berries around my parts here in Oklahoma. Even my fellow blogger Paul, up Vancouver Island way, commented he was noticing an abundance of berries in his neck of the woods. Sign of a bad winter? Lets hope not!
Color for All Seasons
The Nandina seems to be a perfect fit for our tastes in foliage. The berries provide color during the winter as do the leaves. Spring brings pink to rusty colored leaves with white blooms. In the summer when it's 110F the leaves are green as are the berries. Late fall is what you see above. Red to orange berries with colorful leaves.
When the sun is high overhead in the summer the clumps of green berries will reach out and away from the bush from which they grow. Fall and winter their color changes. Making them stand out with purpose!
Mingling with The Ivy
I have never counted how many Nandina bushes are planted in the backyard, let alone the front. Things of beauty are to be enjoyed, not counted! One of my favorite spots to view a planting, is where the Carolina Jasmine and the Nandina share an old fence which can be seen from the screened porch. Where all but the coldest of days, I indulge in a dream or two!