The Berries Gallery:

Autumn Berries portrait of
Lonicera pileata
Privet Honseysuckle


Privet Honeysuckle


Here's a portrait from the last day in October (2003) of the violet
berries that grace the Privet Honeysuckle September
through November, a few berries lasting well into winter.
I originally selected this shrub for a low-maintenance area
because I'd seen photographs of the berries that were
so stunning, a unique glassy violet nothing quite like them.
In the garden they turn out to be much subtler
than in photos, as one has to be able to see the
groundcovering evergreen shrub somewhat from
below to see many berries at one time,
tucked as they are close into the undersides of branches.
This first photo is a shot of the underside of branches.

Privet Honeysuckle

The following year in September (2004) the two privet
honeysuckles got many more berries than their previous years,
so that many of the berries were quite visible even from a
top-view of branches, as shown here. But if you
lift up this branch to look underneath,
there are way more berries to be seen from below.

For more about our Privet Honeysuckle, see the primary
Lonicera pileata page

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