Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Season: Red-Flowering Currant

Ooh, I am feeling for those little hummingbirds we started to see a few weeks ago. It's been "slushing" on an off all day. Brrrr. Along with salmonberries, hummingbirds do love red-flowering currant — the other shocking pink harbinger of spring. Theses bushes are bursting out all over, pretty in pink. Later on in the year, they will produce a blue-black berry, that are, apparently, edible, "but insipid." Insipid. Great word, that.

[They do look nice in my garden, but not bad on my desk, either.]

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