Wordless Wednesday — Fatsia japonica, Tropical Berries in a Temperate Garden

Fatsia japonica berries

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — Fatsia japonica, Tropical Berries in a Temperate Garden”

    1. I often wonder how many early hunters and gatherers died as a result of experimenting with different foods, colourful berries and fungi in particular. Or maybe they had a natural instinct for discerning how edible or poisonous something was, like most wild animals do (an instinct lost to many domestic animals).

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    1. I haven’t tried picking one. They look quite strongly attached to their stems and the birds aren’t interested in them, so I guess they’re going to stay there for purely decorative purpose. The winter cream-coloured winter flowers that come before them are rather fun to look at during the bleak months. You can see a clump of them here (bottom left), although the bush wasn’t so mature and the photograph rather blurry, as I didn’t have such a good camera in those days. https://sarahpotterwrites.com/2012/12/29/winter-haiku-1/

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