Strawberries… the ‘tamed’ and the wild…

Am very happy with the strawberries…
We get to harvest only a few fruits per day…
Good enough as an additional topping to the yoghurt for breakfast…

The rue is a member of the citrus family…
The Italians apparently use it to flavor a liqueur…
The smell of the rue is supposed to repel (stray) cats…
But not so for the cats in our neighborhood…  

Last year, I enjoyed harvesting some wild strawberries in the nearby hills…
Think they are called Japanese wineberries…
Brought back some canes to plant in our potager…
And woah, they grow like crazy…
And their fruits… ooh, so lovely…
Almost no maintanence at all…
In fact, I need to weed them out of the walkpaths as they grow so fast…

 
Another ‘big’ harvest of the strawberries from the potager…

Our Rosa banksiae is flowering very profusely…
Thought it was not a rose, but it actually is part of the family…
I like it because of its immense volume of flowers…

My missus picked this up from the hills in one of her walks…
The wisteria is all over the hills this time of the year…
I think they make very beautiful flowers…

We grow a vegetable… the edible chrysanthemum…
It is very good with soup dishes especially in the winter…
After we are done eating their leaves, it is time to sit back and enjoy their flowers…
Looks a bit like hard boiled eggs… no?

There was no label for this rose when my missus bought it from the store…
This particular specie emits a really sweet, classic rosy scent…
And, unlike the other species, this one makes a lovely preserve…
Hence, ‘Sweet Pink’…

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Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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17 Responses to Strawberries… the ‘tamed’ and the wild…

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Flowers fruit everything! Such beautiful strawberries domestic and wild and the flowers! Thanks for sharing these delightful photos!

  2. rainfield61 says:

    Strawberries are delicious, but is not good for a teenager to be labelled as a "strawberry".

  3. Malar says:

    The strawberries looks so juicy! Sweet? Here strawberries are not sweet taste.Hope you will have handful of strawberry harvest!

  4. ~Holly~ says:

    I love your beautiful photos! The berries look delicious! That wild berry is very pretty!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Yes it does look like hard boiled egg. Love the fact that you grow edible chrysanthemum. And your photos… they are good!

  6. Lrong says:

    Theanne… Thank you thank you thank you! Rain… Some folks believe the strawberry is the 'best' fruit… Malar… They are indeed juicy… excellent taste, I should say… Holly… thank you… I really like the wild one…very good texture…Steph… I let the flowers become seeds and I use them for the next season…

  7. I am looking forward to watch how your potager look in spring then summer. Lovely strawberris and what joy to be able to eat it each morning. I need to ask your missus how to pickle kabu like the sidedish on Japanese cuisine. I can't recall in nihongo on top of my head at the moment. Do you often use the edible kiku for cooking?

  8. Lrong says:

    Pickled kabu? I think it is quite simple but I shall have to ask her… we normally eat edible kiku in the winter time only…

  9. milka says:

    Yummy strawberries! The wineberries are lovely too.

  10. lina says:

    Oh my! Delicious looking berries you got there. Of course, lovely blooms too. 🙂

  11. p3chandan says:

    Jealous of your big red juicy straberries, dont know when mine is going to have fruits again, maybe should bring them back to Cameron Highlands! Love all the lovely blooms in your garden Mr Lrong especially the roses.

  12. Lrong says:

    milka, lina, p3… the strawberries are really delicious… next season, I shall try to be more 'greedy' and plant 4 or 5 more seedlings… The wineberries will definitely expand by themselves, so I think we can even make preserves out of them next season…P3, good luck with your strawberries… some of our roses are from the stalks of roses my missus bought from the store… she just pierce them into the soil and woah, out come the leaves and later, flowers…

  13. One says:

    All your photos are just gorgeous. The strawberries look too pretty to be eaten.

  14. Diane AZ says:

    Your edible chrysanthemums look so beautiful! I enjoyed learning your strawberries and flowers. 🙂

  15. Lrong says:

    One… thank you… the strqwberry is indeed a very pretty looking fruit… Diane AZ… thank you for your comments… we are still enjoying the chrysanthemum blooms…

  16. Autumn Belle says:

    Your flowers are really beautiful and fresh, the subject of my great envy. Talking about picking wild strawberries in the forest make me think of Little Red Ridding Hood!

  17. Lrong says:

    AB… we enjoy picking wild strawberries in the hill… but there is quite a bit of competition… the birds, sometimes, fellow walkers who take the same paths in the hills…

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