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!

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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