Archive for the ‘berries’ Category

mayapple ” ripening ” testing

June 30, 2010

so instead of waiting for the mayapples to turn yellow and drop

i figured i’d pick some and see if they ripen on their own

i decided to number 6 of these mayapples
in the background is 4 mayapples wrapped in newspaper


brier berries ?

June 26, 2010

the leaf says some kind of brier, the long berry stalk/stem is interesting

and other brier-like leaves but no flowers/berries

mayapples still around

June 26, 2010

checked another of my mayapple spots and there were still plenty around

just waiting for them to turn yellow and drop

2V2 berry

June 25, 2010

until i can ID this berry, i’m calling it 2V2, from the 2nd pic

maybe bush honeysuckle ?

5 leaf berry = black raspberry

June 24, 2010

black raspberry

sumac drink

June 24, 2010

this is the ” red-ish ” staghorn sumac i’ve seen yet, so i figured why not try some sumac drink

put some sumac into one of my berry containers

at home, transfered the sumac to another container

the last pic shows a similar container used to agitate the sumac while in the water every 5 minutes

left the sumac in the water for 25 minutes with 5 minute ” smooshes “, the flavoring was not as strong as i thought it would be


June 23, 2010

don’t know if i can wait until they get bigger

missed the mayapples ?

June 19, 2010

went out to one of my mayapple patches and was shocked to see most of the berries  GONE

in a 10 ft x 10 ft area, i found one berry still on the plant and one berry on the ground

i have to assume that possibly wildlife got the other berries

i’ll check some of my other mayapple spots

mayapple flower

May 9, 2010

mayapple  flowers are out

when the berries come out, i’ll probably mark 2-3 and take daily pictures of each waiting for them to ripen

strawberry ?

May 8, 2010

going by the flower here