Posted on 2022-04-112022-04-11 by the_dr_blueAfternoon walkies Here at Camp Arthritis we’re taking lots of slow short walks. Perfect to admire the resident plants! This is a blackberry in the old, less productive patch. These plants keep their leaves over the winter. They turn a dark purple. The new blackberry patch is expanding rapidly. These plants lose all their leaves in the winter. This patch is where our yard ones were dug. A trailing winecup leaf (Callirhoe involucrata). I have seeds for this in cold stratification in the fridge right now. A true armyworm moth is having a very bad day. Its mate appears to have died and is stuck to it. I guess really both of them are having a bad day. Tiny tiny tiny ants. Diane says probably Monomorium sp. Thanks Diane!! Cute little new leaves on a post oak!
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I’d like to try growing blackberries but am hesitant. Don’t like getting cane prickles in my clothes and fingers.
The cobblers, sorbets and sauces are so worth it😊 plus i wear arm protectors that really help now.
I grow thornless ones. Wonderful plus big plump berries. Not native tho for those of you that must have native.
I think the thornless ones are “native” but they are cultivars of natives. So if that’s what it takes for you to have berries it could be worse!