Strawberry fields forever

Somethings in the garden are not happy- RIP cucumbers. Other things like my little berry pots are very happy.

The Quinalts are probably the least happy, but they’re doing fine. Lots of flowers, little developing berries- it’s all good.

The Alpines however are living it up. The red berry up top isn’t quite ripe but it’s days away from being popped in my mouth.

No berries on my latest acquisition but the plant itself is just super duper healthy, and as it’s a mutant alpine strawberry, I assume it will do as well as the other.

See- not quite ready yet. But soon.

This berry however, was very ready. I had put this little runner in a cup to give away as a gift before world circumstances made meeting up in a bar to give away plants an impossibility.

As is obvious- it has now outgrown its home.

So I gave it some more real estate!

After eating that berry.

Which was really good.

That is all.

3 thoughts on “Strawberry fields forever

  1. Your alpine strawberries are actually happier than ‘Quinault’?! Do you find that the foliage is prettier too? I mean, if you were to grow them in an urn of mixed perennials, do you think that the foliage of the alpine strawberries is more appealing than that of those that are grown for bigger berries? The wild strawberries grow in a few areas here, and actually make a nice ground cover in a few spots. I would not be so keen on them, but they really do look better than weeds or bare ground. Anyway, I have also found that they make a few nice berries too. If they were in my own garden, where I would not mind depriving them of their colorful berries, I would take the berries. They are tiny and scarce, but pretty good. I have not tried alpine strawberries yet, but would be curious to see how they would do if we planted just one in a comfy spot. I won’t do it, but might con someone else into trying it here.

      1. Oh!? I don’t know if that is good or bad. Well, for you it is good. I generally like anything white, . . . but it seems to me that a strawberry should be . . . well, red. This is interesting though. I see them in catalogs, but do not know of anyone actually growing them.

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