Saturday, May 1, 2010

Highbush Cranberry--May

It appears that I have come full circle with this project of posting photos of our Highbush Cranberry. I have been faithful to my commitment made last June to post monthly photos of this beautiful shrub in our yard and many of you have been faithful in checking in and commenting.

The change from April until today is really amazing. We have had a wet spring so maybe that has had an effect but as I've said all along, even though I love this bush, I have never paid quite this much attention to its changes.


Some of the berries from last year are still hanging on although they are looking pretty sad and getting ready to make their exit, I'm sure.


There are berries hanging in there right along side the new growth of what will become this year's fruit.


Last but not least are these blossoms getting ready to pop and become the beautiful white flowers this shrub produces in June.


If you've been following along monthly, Thanks! If you haven't, take a look at each of these posts to watch the progress.

June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, and April.

10 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Isn't there a movie, I can't remember the name, were that leaf clings to the wall. Your berries have certainly hung in there. The bush looks so lush and green and I love the new little shoots.

Katherine said...

Wow, that is quite a change from last month. Spring has sure come with a fury the last month, and it's been wonderful.

BONNIE K said...

I wish we could watch it on one of those things where they turn pictures into movies and we could see it come to life. Well we are, but it's a little slower this way.

Laoch of Chicago said...

These posts always make me hungry even though I do not like cranberries!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Sandy,

Are these edibles? I bet the birds devoure these. As usual the pictures are wonderful BTW I left an award on my blog Friday for you. Have a look when you have a minute.

Hugs,

Anne-Marie

Jayde said...

What a lovely idea. I considered taking shots of my rosebushes as they started to bloom, and showing a rose as it goes from a bud to a flower. I usually forget about going outside and taking a picture though. Thanks for sharing.

FranticMommy said...

We have something similar in our yard and it's fun to watch them "evolve".

mama-face said...

Some of your readers? I thought I was the only one! :)

Looking springy and beautiful. I'm going to plant one these in my new yard...I hope it will grow in our climate.

thanks for sharing.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

What a beautiful idea! I've never heard of this bush before, even though I live in New England. And it was nice to see the banner on your sidebar, as I've found many other New England bloggers now!

Visiting from SITS!

Jenny said...

This is a weird ??? Can you eat them?

 

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