By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS
On Sunday, August 24, we hosted a Garden Conservancy Open Days tour at the beautiful mountain-top residence of JMMDS clients here in Rockingham, Vermont. It was a perfect day, the flowerbeds were bursting with radiant color, and we had the pleasure of meeting over 200 garden enthusiasts!
The landscaped pond at High Meadow Farm. Photo: Bill Sumner.
Over and over, visitors asked us about the shrubs planted around the pond, where Julie had carefully placed boulders surrounded by native plants in artful combinations. A variety of fruits abound this time of year, and everyone was curious about what they were. Blueberries were easy to spot, but others were less familiar.
Here’s a photo gallery of the fruiting shrubs planted in the pond garden. They’re all cold-hardy and beautiful in every season.
Sambucus nigra (Elderberry)
Sambucus photo: Wikimedia Commons
Viburnum nudum ‘Brandywine’
Viburnum photo: Powell Gardens blog
Amelanchier alnifolia (Serviceberry, Juneberry, Saskatoon)
Amelanchier photo: Wikipedia.
Ilex verticillata (Common Winterberry)
Ilex photo: Mount Cuba Center.
Vaccinium corymbosum (High-Bush Blueberries)
Blueberry photo: Wikipedia.
By the way, our favorite website for learning about which fruits and plants are safe to eat is Eat the Weeds. Check before you chomp!