Saturday, May 15, 2010
Food for the Soul
The passage of time has revealed that the fruit on this ornamental strawberry is nothing to write home about. Like the roses they now breed for beauty instead of fragrance and for size instead of hardiness, this plant is mostly show. The flowers which continue to bloom are stunning in color, though. They glow like red jewels in the corner of my flower bed. If you click on the photo you will see little disks like tambourines just waiting to be struck to ring out the jazz pizazz. The runners for new plants are also prolific. So, I guess, if you are not hungry, it doesn't make any difference, does it?
Above are some REAL strawberries from my garden.