Weekly Photo Challenge: The Humble Strawberry “Flower”

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Flowers

I have many beautiful flowers in my garden but their beauty soon fades and their flowers wither and die. Now consider the flowers produced by the humble strawberry plant.

Strawberry Flowers

Strawberry Flowers

I grow all my strawberry plants in various containers even plastic crates. These humble plants have flowered continuously since the beginning of March providing lots of delicious strawberries.

March 2011 "Strawberry" plants in flower

March 2011 "Strawberry" plants in flower

My home grown stawberries!

My home grown strawberries!

We are now in the last week of August; they are still blooming and still providing sweet, pesticide free strawberries. I have had very little success with “green” vegetables this year and my attempts to grow Zucchini also failed miserably. However, as strange as it may seem, I could grow anything “red” such as strawberries, radish, chili peppers, red cabbage, red lettuce etc

Nancy of Spirit Lights the Way kindly lifted my spirits (no pun intended) when she kindly pointed out” I have a “red thumb” instead of a green one!

You may also like to view:

Yellow Flowers by Walk A Mile In My Shoes

This is my beautiful niece-in-law on her wedding dayby Tilly, The Laughing Housewife

Sunflowers by Dave Farmer aka Noobcake

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53 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Humble Strawberry “Flower”

  1. Next to sunflowers, strawberry flowers are the best because they lead to the best fruit in the universe! Man, I want a strawberry right now!

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  2. I used to grow strawberries years ago and found them very easy to grow along with tomatoes, you should try them next year.

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  3. I’m going to add you to my blogroll if you will do the same for me.

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  4. Ah, so you did not read my about page 😦
    I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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  5. LOL! I’m reading along, thinking about your “red thumb,” and then I got to the end of the post. 😆

    Your strawberries and your strawberry flowers are both wonderful looking.

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  7. Maybe you should try growing watermelon – it’s red on the inside!

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  8. Your red thumb strikes again! Beautiful berries, PiP!

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  9. Mmmm I love strawberries!

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  10. Wonderfully delicious strawberries…I enjoy them on my salad, dipped in chocolate, sprinkled with sugar and drizzled with honey agave nectar.

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  11. Delicious strawberries – keep on growing anything red!

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  12. The strawberries look fabulous. I’m so glad you’ve been able to enjoy so many this year. I’m fascinated with the idea that your gardening propensities have leaned you toward red. A red thumb, indeed!

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  13. That is lovely… and I could eat those strawberries right now. 🙂

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  15. Oo, those strawberries look yummy.

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  16. I’m interested in the strawberries which you can eat at August.
    Anyway it’s a great fruit.:)

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  17. I´m jealous, it´s the second time we plant strawberries and the first time we got about 4 or 5 , but this year, nothing!! I have replanted in a bigger pot, still nothing!! Good luck with your “red” fingers Piglet.

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  18. Yummie strawberries!

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  19. Delicious flowers for the challenge. Sweet! I really enjoy your having Red Thumb instead of a Green one. I always knew you were special. lol 🙂

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  20. I found that tomatoe feed ( liquid ) is a great aid to growing things, but do not over use.

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  21. I like the idea of strawberries dipped in chocolate ! Beautiful flowers and nice photo of those delicious strawberries. Getting prepared for “Hurricane Irene” here, will be living and working at our local hospial all weekend !

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  22. Fantastic. I love strawberries.

    Love Nancy’s red thumbs analogy!!

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  23. I like your “red thumb” idea!! Those strawberries look really YUMMY!!

    Thanks for the links to the other blogs. 🙂

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  24. Every time I read your posts I think I must try that.
    when i retire I WILL!!!!

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  25. Yummy strawberries! 🙂

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  26. Perhaps red is your colour PiP? Well done anyway with your fruit and veg successes.

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  27. Strawberry flowers are the best because you know what’s coming where they bloom!

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  28. That’s fantastic. Strawberries haven’t been in season here since May. The season this year was too short.

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  29. I enjoyed seeing the series of pictures, and the words you shared about them.

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