Jan 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Winter berries are still on the bush,
though the leaves have now gone. They stand out in the snow.

The bush is a rockspray cotoneaster, identified for me by Jodi of Blooming Writer: Gardening in Nova Scotia. Click on the picture to enlarge it, and click on the link to visit Jodi's wonderful garden blog.

10 comments:

Jem said...

Pretty picture! I wonder which birds or animals eat them. They need something for the winter time.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

They looked like cherry tomatoes at first glance - awesome picture.

kayerj said...

so bright for winter--a cheery sight :)

Staci said...

They look so pretty and red!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Beth F said...

Lovely berries.

Susan said...

What a beautiful picture! It's wonderful to find so much color this time of year :)

Unknown said...

Hi Harvee: Thanks for stopping by earlier. Your plant looks like a rockspray cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis); is it sprawling on the ground, creeping a bit year by year (unless you prune it)? That's what it seemed like when I expanded the photo. It's a nice shrub and birds do eat the fruit in winter, once cold weather/frosts have sweetened it a bit. Plus as you observe, it pushes back the drearies of winter, giving us a nice boost of colour.

Harvee said...

Jodi: Yes, it does sprawl close to the ground and I do have to prune it. Glad to know the birds will eat it, and it does brighten up a bit of the yard! Thanks for identifying it for me. I love your garden blog!

Mark David said...

Lovely :)

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