Friday, October 14, 2011

Asparagus


This is not a tree. It's not even a shrub. It's an asparagus plant covered in gorgeous red berries.

I'm used to the tall, frondy tree-like version of asparagus that develops over the summer, once you stop cutting the spears to eat. And I've read that mature asparagus plants develop red berries, but mine never have - until this year. Now the big long bed that borders the chicken yard and houses asparagus as the front row attraction is home to Christmas in October. A slightly drunken-looking, listing over sort of Christmas.



I wonder how these would look with some twinkly lights...

3 comments:

jeanives said...

And a perfect Christmas image for me is a bare apple tree still with red fruit hanging on it.

Holly House said...

Oh wow! I didn't know they produced fruit. Are they edible? You could blow your mind with an asparagus fruit pie!

Paula said...

watch out for the asparagus beetles that look like asparagus berries......

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