Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blackberry Blooms


Our blackberry vines are blooming and by the look of them we should have lots of berries this year.
We have a chain link fence around the plants to keep the deer away. The new growth you see here has sprouted up behind the gate and will have to be removed. For now they make that industrial looking chain link fence a little prettier.
Coming soon - blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream - YUM!
Linking to Rural Thursday and Friday's Fences.

31 comments:

Colin said...

Yes I am quite partial to blackberry ice cream. Now how can you get it across to me?
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

Stewart M said...

Hard as it is to believe but blackberries are a weed plant here!

Used to collect them by the bowl full as a kid in England - I think they need more water than they get here to make good berries!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Before everyone moved out here (and sprayed the roadside with weed killer) the blackberries used to get enormous! They were as big as your thumb, if not bigger. I can't tell you how many I would pick, everyday, just taking a walk. We made a wonderful blackberry sorbet-the best!

Colin said...

Stewart is quite correct. Blackberry bushes are/were considered a pest, but I recall from long ago as a kid on the New England Ranges,
(Tenterfield/Tamworth) and way down into the Hunter Valley that they were abundant. I think they were more of a pest for mothers having to remove black/dark blue stains from clothing, also they were protective for the "Joe Blakes" to dwell in. Almost as bad as Mulberry trees - the curse of the orderhood of mothers! ha ha.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Linda said...

Our grandchildren are impatiently waiting for the berries to be ready. The bushes/vines are full of blooms, and we just hope the birds leave us some! Love those blossoms! And, the mulberry tree is dropping their nasty berries in the back yard again...its in the neighbor's yard...but Papa Dan gave some of the berries to the kids last week, and they loved them!

Tanya said...

we had wild ones growing behind our house in georgia...we'd send the kids out to pick them for ice cream :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh, you'll have to take pics of that cobbler - yum!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful capture! Unique photography and texture. First time here and loving your site.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

JunieRose2005 said...

Pretty blooms! :) I posted about Blackberries too!!

TexWisGirl said...

looks great with the chain link fence to offset them! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love blackberries. They grow wild around here --so we are always looking for blackberries when we are in the woods hiking...

There is nothing better than blackberry cobbler with ice cream... YUM.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Blackberry cobbler is one of my absolute favorites! Your pictures are a beautiful sign of what is to come.

Nancy said...

They look really healthy and delicious! Can I come over if I bring my bread and basil oil dip? We'll have a feast.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week!

Lesley said...

this fence is making a nice trellis!

Pat said...

Those blossoms do look pretty poking through the fence!

judi/Gmj said...

now I'm drooling! cool blackberries in the early morning, eating a few on the way to the kitchen and my cereal bowl, warm blackberries in the evening just before dusk.. Sigh, I miss the kid I use to be.. Yours look fab.
do you use the leaves for tea? more relaxing than camomile.

Amy Burzese said...

Looks wonderful! We have wild blackberries and usually get a cobbler and a container to freeze.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Mmmm... sounds delicious! I remember picking blackberries with my sisters when I was in my teens, bringing them home and Mom would make blackberry dumplings! I also remember bringing home a lot of chigger bites from wading in the fields to get to the bushes! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The blackberry blooms and the chain link fence make a beautiful picture. The blackberry cobbler sounds delicious.

Rita said...

I picked wild blackberries a lot when I was growing up. But, I do not recall ever seeing them bloom. Another blogger posted her blackberry blooms last week and they were the first I remember seeing. A few days later I got to see and photograph the real thing while visiting a friend of a friend. She had a row of blackberries growing around the fence of her chicken coop. I ask her what kept the chickens from eating them?

Yours blooms are better then both mine and those of the other blogger. Glad you will have a bumper crop. Seems things are growing better all over this year.

Jim said...

Interesting to see how they grow.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful! It looks like apple blossom too. Awesome shot!

Kim,USA

Maple Lane said...

Cobbler with fresh berries would be such a delicious treat!

Jan n Jer said...

YUMMMY Blueberry cobbler...gorgeous blooms does make the fence look good!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Real blackberry lovers go to the woods and suffer the indignities of thorny plants! (Oh, I'm kidding, of course! LOVE those thorn-free berries!)

Empty Horse Corral

Marie said...

I wish I had some blackberry vines! Oh, I just LOVE blackberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream in the summer! And I love opening a jar of blackberries in the middle of winter, a reminder of that great summer harvest. Yum Yum Yum!!!!

Madge Bloom said...

Love the light you've caught and knowing that berries will be there in a few short weeks is a delight!

Shoshana said...

I've never seen a blackberry bloom before. I just never thought to google it. I like blackberries, if only there isn't all those seeds.

Neal said...

Yummy....I love blackberries and blackberry pie. We used to pick a bunch of them when I was a kid. My mom would can them.

Marie said...

By the way, I'm glad you told me you were familiar with Pitchkettle Rd. I think I know where Shoulders Rd is. I used to travel down between Suffolk and NC on the back roads that took me by the Swamp a LOT when we lived in NC!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Yours are blooming so much earlier than they do in Oregon (Lucky for me, because we'll see some when we get there! And pick some later if we're lucky enough). YAY>