Berry

Berry shrubs contribute to making birds feel welcome in the garden. Edible ones help us stay loyal to the garden, too!

Goji berry, a very interesting fruit tree

The goji berry shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged. Lycium is the name of the plant, and its delicious berries have invaded shelves in supermarkets and drugstores alike.
Lycium, the goji berry tree, with red goji berries on a leafed branch.

Plant small exotic fruits!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold. Perfect for planting on a balcony!
Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

Very ornamental berry shrubs

Winter isn’t the season where our gardens bear the most flowers, but it still has every chance of boasting very nice colors with berry shrubs.
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Blackberry bush and blackberries, delicious small summer fruits

Blackberry shrubs offer delicious blackberries if you care for them well. Basic blackberry facts Name – Rubus fruticosus Family – Rosaceae Type – fruit shrub Height – 3Β toΒ 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – summer Harvest – end of summer Planting, […]
Blackberries ripening

Garden with your kids

Nice weather usually means eating more delicious fruits and vegetables. Why not seize the chance to garden and grow your own together with your children?
Grandfather unearthing a potato with a grandchild

Holly, holler if it pricks you!

Holly is a shrub that grows in the wild in most areas of the world. It is famous across the globe for its pointed prickly leaves.
Holly leaves, variegated

Cooking Mahonia berries – great options for this tart & healthy berry

Mahonia berries are edible, but they’re best eaten after the season’s first frosts. The icy crystals break down some of the most tart compounds, leaving only the sweet sugars for all to taste! The tartness of a Mahonia berry is very similar to that of red currant, and you can eat them in much the […]
Mahonia berries doused with cream and brown sugar.

Tomatillo, the Mexican Physalis

A rarer form of Physalis, tomatillo is a late summer vegetable that is easy to grow since the plant resists disease well. Tomatillo fruits are usually cooked and help soften the spice in many Central American recipes. Top tomatillo facts
Green tomatillo fruits from growing the plant

Red berries for the summer

Raspberry, black currant, red currant: to ensure a plentiful harvest of small fruits in the following summer, plant in fall.
Red currant, one of the most popular summer berries.

Growing strawberries, a Smart Tip Tutorial

Strawberries are exciting to grow with children and this Smart Tip Tutorial is child’s play to follow, fun included! An easy way to get the strawberry bed up and rolling, rolling out nice strawberries, that is! Soil preparation, runners and protecting the fruits from slugs. Read more β–Ί

Tiny fruit trees for small gardens and decks

A small fruit tree is ideal for large gardens but they also fit right in to tighter spaces like a balcony, deck, terrace or small garden, both in the city and in the country.
Grow fruit trees in tiny gardens, balcony and deck

Harvesting Mahonia berries – easy, abundant for tasty toasts & desserts!

Mahonia berries are an unexpected addition to the many fruits and berries you can grow in your garden! This oft-planted ornamental shrub hides a surprise treat for the fall: its delicious, tart berries! Learn all about how and when to harvest them. Key Mahonia harvest facts Harvest season – late fall Northern Hemisphere – September, […]
Mahonia berry harvest
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