The Berries Gallery:
Berries portrait of
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
After the bright red spring blooms
of Flowering Currant are spent by April's end,
the berries appear quickly in early May,
starting out a lovely shade of green
with red flaring nipple-tassels.
These slowly ripen through summer
until they are dusty blue in July,
with occasional berries dustless & nearly black.
Here it is October & the unharvested berries
are still decorative on the branches,
though fewer & fewer as birds
& I myself eat a couple now & then.
By October's end when the leaves are turning,
the remaining berries will have at long last blackened
& shrivelled on the stems or fallen to the ground.
Two other Ribes varietes we have
do not keep their berries this long,
but they are also more exposed to the elements.
To see this shrub in its next seasonal phase,
check out the November portraits of
The 'King Edward VII' Page of the Autumn Leaves Gallery.
And for everything you could ever hope
to know about this shrub, see the main
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' page.
Continue to the Next Page of the Berries Gallery.
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