Have you ever gathered . . . Plump, juicy berries into your apron and whisked them to the kitchen to make medicine, wine, or jam? Yeah, me neither, but I will! I’m no Julie Andrews and I don’t (usually) twirl and sing in my kitchen, but gathering food and medicine from my yard does make things feel a [&hellip

Have you ever gathered . . . Plump, juicy berries into your apron and whisked them to the kitchen to make medicine, wine, or jam? Yeah, me neither, but I will! I’m no Julie Andrews and I don’t (usually) twirl and sing in my kitchen, but gathering food and medicine from my yard does make things feel a [&hellip

Elderberry Identification - For those of you who may be foraging in the wild for elderberries and new to it, this could be a good article and photos to help distinguish toxic lookalikes from elder!

Elderberry Identification - For those of you who may be foraging in the wild for elderberries and new to it, this could be a good article and photos to help distinguish toxic lookalikes from elder!

Elderberry is a large bush or shrub that produces bluishblack berries commonly used in wines, juices, jellies and jams. Growing elderberries is not difficult, and this article will help with that.

Elderberry is a large bush or shrub that produces bluishblack berries commonly used in wines, juices, jellies and jams. Growing elderberries is not difficult, and this article will help with that.

Sambucus Black Lace. A shrub with similar leaves to a Japanese Maple, but that tolerates partial shade.  Can be pruned back hard in the fall or left to grow to 8-10 ft.

Sambucus Black Lace. A shrub with similar leaves to a Japanese Maple, but that tolerates partial shade. Can be pruned back hard in the fall or left to grow to 8-10 ft.

The dark purple foliage of Black Lace is perpetually fabulous...but looks even better with the sophisticated accent of pink flowers!

The dark purple foliage of Black Lace is perpetually fabulous...but looks even better with the sophisticated accent of pink flowers!

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