Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Blooms in the Garden

Seaside Goldenrod

15 comments:

Big Shamu said...

Besides providing a meal for Mockingbirds what are Beauty berries good for? Jam? Wine?

Dani said...

Sham, I've never heard of anyone using them for jams or wines. But, I'll look it up just to be sure.

How're you feelin'?

threecollie said...

Beautiful!

Big Shamu said...

Had to hit the Vicodin bottle last night after the first day back to work but I certainly woke up perky and ready to go today!
I'm really glad they mark your leg for surgery but damn that ink does not wash off.

Dani said...

Thanks Threecollie! :)

Shamu, yeah, I can't imagine sporting surgery ink is quite the look one wants to have. ;)

Ouch! I'm glad today is better for you. Driving yet? Or is that still too much?

Big Shamu said...

Hopefully the driving ban will be lifted tomorrow. Either that or the doc will be shuttling me around.

You on for Dim Sum Sunday this week?

Dani said...

Fingers crossed friend. ((hugs))

Yep, we're in. But this morning, Elizabeth heard us talking about the halloween snack part in your post. And now she has her heart set on making spooky cupcakes.
It's hard sometimes trying to reason with an eight year old...

Big Shamu said...

Snort. Spooky cupcakes RULE!

Island Rider said...

Regarding the beauty berry. I am a historian and was told that the early Florida pioneers used beauty berry for a dye.

Darla said...

I know the beauty berries will stain your hands, maybe it was used for a dye.

Dani said...

Cathy, I read too that they used the root for teas to treat different ailments.

Darla, have you ever grown the white beauty berry type in your gardens?

Anonymous said...

Hi Dani..Great pics! I also want you to check your email when you get a chance. I sent a invitation through your email regarding Alana's Baptism. I'll talk with you soon.

Jenn

lisaschaos said...

So many pretty blooms! Love the perky bird too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kids! Cool cupcakes, ya got any left?
I Have a recheck question...your ironweed doesn't look like my ironweed. Are there varities?
Love to all-Four legs and two.
Mom
HeyShamu, you're always so cool. I always like your comments. Knee replacement? Ouch!! They hurt take care

Vonnie said...

We had a beautyberry in our front yard for years. It was in some brush. And the birds loved it (I could tell by the periodic red stains on my car. My husband removed it thinking it was a weed. I really miss it and bet the birds do to. Does it grow well from seed? I'd like to try it again.