Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Friday Flower Porn: Sweeeeet!

Today, small, simple, pale white, and dare I say it, almost virginal. But soon, red, swollen and sweet on the tongue.

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Yes, we’re talking Rosaceae fragaria, strawberries. This particular cultivar is an everbearing variety called Berry Basket. About a half dozen plants sit in two long window boxes on our elevated deck. The berries are fairly small but sweet. They’re no match for the Cabot and Cavendish June bearers in the garden, but then there’s nothing quite like a little late season fruit to perk you up.

Comments

  1. #1 Crudely Wrott
    June 30, 2007

    Ahh, the flower. botany’s answer to wide open beaver.

    I once made this observation to a lady. Her response was most delightful.

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