China root berries, strawberries, pineapple sage, etc…

There has been just so much rain this year…
Not to say that I am complaining… 
It is just marvelous for the plants, in fact…
This is a picture of the berries of a climber plant called ‘China root’…
They grow wildly in our property… 
The young shoots can be eaten as a vegetable (pictures next spring?)… 
Some folks use the berries to make wine but apparently they do not taste good… 
For the time being, we just plan to enjoy their beauty…
I bought two types of raspberry plants from the store some years ago… 
And they do give very good fruits…
Only thing I really have to do is to fertilize them more…
I had thought that this specie fruits only in spring but we found it fruiting this season…
Hmmm, lovely, of course… 
We had taken the liberty to name this beauty ‘Princess Pink’… 
My suweeto haato found it growing semi-wild in the hills…
We took back some cuttings and this beauty of a rose has been thriving very well in our potager…
This white chrysanthemum is also grown by my missus… 
As with the above mentioned rose, this cutie has adapted very well to our environment…  
And finally, the pineapple sage… 
Apparently, the name comes from the pineapple-like fragrance that the flowers leaves emit when crushed… 
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21 Responses to China root berries, strawberries, pineapple sage, etc…

  1. Mr. H. says:

    Very pretty pictures, it was especially nice to see the pineapple sage flowering. We grew it this year but it never had a chance to set flowers…maybe next year.

  2. You really have so many pretty collection of flowers. I wish we have some of that rain here.

  3. Diane AZ says:

    Beautiful berries and flowers! I used to grow pineapple sage here in the desert. It didn't bloom much, but the leaves when crushed smelled like pineapple.

  4. cathy@home says:

    Well I agree nobody likes to drink wine if it does not taste nice

  5. Lrong…your garden and environs must be beautiful with flowers and colorful fruits and the air filled with fragrance…ahhh so nice, I can imagine your garden in my mind!

  6. Dew says:

    Very3 nice blogs that you have written and I wish to know why my sweet potatoes wont grow tubers for me? Is it that I cannot trim the leaves and stalks all the time?

  7. Dew says:

    Your blogs are wonderfully written. I wish to know why my sweet potatoes do not bear tubers? Is it that I cannot trim their stalks and leaves?

  8. rainfield61 says:

    It smells like pineapple, it is named similar to pineapple, but is not pineapple.

  9. Cat says:

    Love, love, love Pineapple sage! One of my favorite plants in my garden. Shoot, who am I kidding? I love all the plants in my garden one way or another!

  10. Lrong says:

    Mr. H…. good luck with the p. sage next season…Malay-Kadazan girl… compared to your wonderful garden, maybe not so… no? :)Diane AZ… thanks for the note on the leaves smelling like pineapples… I need to 'educate' myself more in these things…cathy@home… apparently, they taste like 'medicine'…Theanne… thank you very much… I am enjoying the smells and sights here…Dew… many thanks for visiting my blog… as for sweet potatoes, it is best not to trim the leaves and stalks… they need to grow, and by doing so, the tubers will enlarge… another thing that I always do to the sweet potatoes is to prevent the rootlets (those emitting from the stalks) from getting a hold on the ground… which means to say, I only let the main stalk take root… this will concentrate all the nutrients to the main stalk, leading to larger tubers… hope this helps…rainfield61… right on… looks like it, smells like it, but it is not it… Cat… I can imagine so, too… p. sage is lovely, really… but the other plants are equally lovely as well…

  11. Malar says:

    That's very beautiful flowers! Your wife must be so happy to see them blooming!I wish i can grow berries here!

  12. Stephanie says:

    The China root berries are gorgeous. Princess Pink is very attractive. Your wifey made a good choice in bringing home a cutting. And you have a wonderful pineapple sage there. I like the pic a lot 😀 The pic you saw in my blog is indeed a gloxinia. Have a great day!

  13. Lrong says:

    Malar… yeap, wife is very pleased to see the blooms… as for berries, try growing mulberries… I am sure you will like their taste… Stephanie… wifey definitely made a good choice to 'adopt' that plant… I like the P. sage very much too…

  14. maiaT says:

    Those raspberries are very inviting, I can smell their aroma from here.They do bring fruits twice a year by us too.You have many lovely flowers in your garden too.

  15. Dew says:

    No wonder in the olden days, my late DAD used to pull up the stalks if the roots wanted to grow into the earth except the main root! TQ for the inform.

  16. Jeannie says:

    Oh I love the berries, can the china root berries be eaten? The rose is beautiful!

  17. Lrong says:

    maiaT… the raspberries are indeed very flavorful… good to hear that they fruit twice a year for you too…Dew… you are welcomed…Jeannie… apparently the China root berries are not eaten as they are… they are more known for their medicinal value, I believe…

  18. I love the berries…thinking of looking around the yard for some more space for berry bushes do they do well in pots? I'm thinking not…I've noticed all sorts of berry -bearing bushes and trees this autumn while jogging-oranges and reds! I've noticed that there are lots of flowers here during the autumn-something I never saw waaaay back in Wisconsin during the fall. I'm trying to get a handle on the growing seasons here…what grows when so to speak!

  19. Lrong says:

    Connie… am not sure about this point… if raspberries, think they would not do so well in pots because their roots need space to spread out in order to give rise to young shoots…

  20. Autumn Belle says:

    Wow, how nice if only we have your climate. Roses, raspberries and sage, they really look good to see, touch, smell and eat.

  21. Lrong says:

    AB… the raspberries really have an exquisite flavor,I must say… we just had it with ice cream…

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