The other evening I went out to harvest our red currants. My mom bought me a bush this spring and it is planted in my new garden which surrounds our back patio.
The currants grow on little stems that hang down. Don't they look like little edible jewels? My mom had them growing in her backyard when she was a child, and of course they are well-known in the British Isles. So, it was time we got some of our own!
A few weeks ago I ordered a surprise box of perennials from Spring Hill Nursery. I paid about $8.50 for supposedly $100 worth of plants. Today the box arrived! I was not disappointed! Inside were four large blueberry bushes (which I see go for $20 each), 2 juniper trees, 4 purple love grasses, 2 butterfly bushes, and 200 gladiola bulbs. Now I just need to figure out where to plant my blueberries and see if I can find homes for the juniper trees. I'm excited about our "new additions" and will have to take some photos of our gardens.