Wednesday, July 24, 2013

B is for BeautyBerry July 24, 2013

This post is for:
ABC Wednesday, Wildflower Wednesday, and Outdoor Wednesday

ABC Wednesday:
B is for Beautyberry
Beautyberry, Callicarpa, is native to North America, Central America, Asia, and Australia.
A medium-sized shrub, it will grow in sun or shade if there is adequate moisture.
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Wildflower Wednesday:
American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, is native to the southeastern United States.
Blooming in mid-summer, the delicate pink blooms attract small bees and flies.
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Clusters of purple berries form in the Autumn.
They provide winter food for birds and small mammals.
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Outdoor Wednesday:
July is unusual this year in that we have plenty of rain.
As a bonus, rain clouds give us interesting sunsets.
Those streaks of light shining upward from the sun are called Crepuscular Rays.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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17 comments:

  1. I love beautyberry. Just wish I could enjoy the berries more before the critters ate them up. Well, I guess that is what they are for anyway!

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  2. Lea, You've captured those tiny and beautiful flowers wonderfully and with a pollinator!I only just planted a Beautyberry last fall and I am happy to say that it flowered this year. I have hopes of berries! Happy Wildflower Wednesday....Lovely sunset. gail

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  3. That sky is particularly BEAUTIFUL.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. I love mine when the berries are so bright and purple. Good pictures.

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  5. I added a Beautyberry to one of my garden areas a few years ago, and it has quickly become one of my favorite shrubs. Such a beauty in the fall! Beautiful sky shot!

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  6. Lovely pictures of your area and the beautyberry. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  7. Beautyberry certainly matches its name. I love the berry color.

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  8. Wow ~ great purple color and sky is awesome ~ Wonderful photography ~ ^_^ thanks.

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  9. I enjoyed your beauty berry photos and the one of the sky was spectacular! I have a couple beauty berry shrubs that were already planted before our tree had to be cut down, and I had filled most of the area with other native plants. Some of them are taller, so I am not as thrilled with the location of these as I was, but they are OK. I'm glad they seem to get a little larger each year.

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  10. Our beautyberries haven't bloomed since their first year. I think I need to move them into more sun. Nice healthy little shrubs, but no flowers or beautiful berries. Great photos Lea!

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  11. Hello Lea, thanks for dropping by my site. I love your shots, but that purple berry is so lovely even as ornamentals, not just weeds.

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  12. The Beautyberries are such a lovely color. I suppose the equivalent up here would be Snowberries. The sunset is spectacular!

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  13. I love beautyberries. When we lived in Alabama we had them on our farm. I miss seeing them.

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  14. Beautiful bushes!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  15. I want one! One of these days, I'll plant one (or more)! I think I'm on the edge of its hardy zone, but I want one! ;-) Your photos--especially that last one--are spectacular!

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  16. Pretty plant--gorgeous sunset! Thanks for a great visual treat to start the day.

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