Thursday, June 5, 2014

On the Fence

Rosa Multiflora & Wild Blackberries

Rosa multiflora and wild blackberries are prolific this year in our neck of the woods.  They sprawl everywhere.

The Rosa multiflora can grow up trees as tall as 10-15 feet.




The wild blackberries are equally as prolific.  They look particularly fabulous draping over fences with their thick clusters of pure white flowers.  The contrast between the delicate white flowers and the rugged fence poses a picturesque country scene.


Wild blackberries can be trained easily and look gorgeous trained on a fence.  This homeowner grows these berries for wine.








Wild blackberries are delicious fresh.  They are one of the healthiest fruits, loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. They are very resilient and chances are that you can find them on your walk or bike ride in parks or along country roads.  Wild blackberry bushes are very thorny.  If you plant to pick them, be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves. Bring along sturdy containers to store them because they bruise easily when ripe.


I am linking with Good Fences

and  Friday My Town Shoot Out





26 comments:

  1. OH! Now I'm dreaming of tasty treats! Lovely photos!

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  2. Lovely photos of a very cool blackberry wine farm. (I'm so glad I didn't post today as the only photo I had considered is of our back fence line covered with blackberries all helter-skelter. This is much prettier.) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Super photos, Christa, really pretty. Your wild blackberries are much more picturesque than the ones that grow over here. We're shaping up to have a really good fruit harvest in the UK this year - something to do with the mild spring we've had. Looks like you're on form for a bonanza crop too. All the best, Bonny

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  4. Gorgeous photos, Christa, of such pretty and dainty flowers of the wild blackberry bushes in your parts! Can't believe the density of them intertwined and settled on that wooden fence; just lovely!

    Poppy

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  5. you live in a wonderful area! beautiful photos! thanks for sharing these berries and fences with Good Fences! :)

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  6. Love your linking at your fences and blossoms all magnificent Christa. Nice to meet you.

    What better way to meet people through TexWisGirl. She is a real sweet lady..

    My fences are up through the entry as well. .

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  7. Great pictures. I am enchanted by them.
    Fantastic fence.
    I come from Tex.
    Greetings from far-Polish ...
    Lucia

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  8. Blackberries on a fence are so pretty. Here they are highly invasive, but delicious. They grow wild everywhere and we have our favorite patches to pick come August. My husband puts a handful of frozen (partially thawed) blackberries from last summer on his granola in the mornings. He's working on the last container. Soon it will be time to pick again. You are so right about the thorns and needing long sleeves and long pants!

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  9. Even with the thorns there is nothing quite like a fresh blackberry that's been warmed by the sun. Beautiful photos!

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  10. There is nothing in the world I like better than to pick blackberries....have always love it. And I don't even eat them as I pick.

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  11. looks like the blackberries on that fence will give the winemaker a good harvest this year...

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  12. Yes we too have blackberries aplenty, like picking them and making jam of it. Good idea to make wine of them. Your rose is a beauty too, flowering wonderful.

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  13. Wow, looks like a plentiful supply of blackberries. Pretty scene and photos. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  14. Mmmmm the Blackberries are yummy and I do think they look fabulous growing wild on the fences or trained on a fence. I'd prefer mine for pies over wine though.

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  15. Those are gorgeous fence rows!

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  16. love these fence captures. Wonderful

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  17. Beautiful photos! In youth, my friends and I were fearless...we picked blackberries barehanded often in bare feet or flip flops. Happily eating and gathering enough for one of the mamas to make a blackberry pie... Sweet memories!

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  18. I bet the wine is delicious. I have been pricked by a thorny blackberry bush - ouch!

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  19. Blackberries and a long gorgeous fence...Wow, there is something dreamy in your world! Beautiful photos!! I have never seen that charming landscape in person.
    Let's have a good weekend! See you soon again!

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  20. The blackberries must be delicious and the roses are incredible! So beautiful.

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous views and so well photographed too, Christa. I think if I lived in your neck of the woods I would never be indoors! Oh - except for that little issue of snow you guys have in the winter!

    Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog post yesterday, and I really appreciate your generous offer to proof for me. I just may take you up on that someday...you've got me thinking... xo

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  22. Beautiful scenery. I love fresh blackberries, my friends in Oregon have them growing wild right across the street. Delicious!

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  23. Such a wonderful place and lovely photos !

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