About Me

My photo
Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, January 23, 2012

{Birdie Berries in our Wood Garden}


  • In our Wood Garden it is hard to keep invasive weeds at bay. We never knew this type of berries till this winter. Turns out they are the Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour and this one obviously escaped its death penalty... 
  • They are also labeled as a Southeast Exotic Pest Plant. Nevertheless, I'd like to show you the dark purple to black berries which are resembling little grape bunches in mid-winter. 
  • Photos are taken on January 13. We love having them for our Backyard Wildlife HABITAT as food for the birds!

  • Chinese privet was introduced into the United States in early 1852 as an ornamental...
  • Now an invasive weed! BUT; heaven to the birds! Look here at: Cedar Waxwing Privet Berries where Cedar waxwings feast on them!
  • Even the leaves of the Chinese privet remain green in winter...

  • Don't you think they look like grape bunches?

  • As it was rather windy and difficult to photograph on the shrub, my husband Pieter held this up for me against the wall to show you the leaves and the berries.

  • Yummy Birdie Berries...



Related articles

13 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariette,

    direkt einladend.

    Herzliche Grüße

    Elisabeth

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Mariette

    I rip those out of my garden when I find them too!

    How good to learn they are not poisonous to the birds - they need every little morsel they can find in your winter time!

    Shane

    xox

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dearest Mariette,
    Wonderful Berry and food for the birdies♡♡♡
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures and information.
    And I kind of liked the expression "invasive weeds". Sure I hate those invaders, haha.
    Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dearest Mariette,
    This is an useful information, hopefully our winged friends will have more food in the winter. I have seen these berries as I walk by the trails but I didn't know anything about them until now. Thank you for the educative note.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Doris

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hallo Mariette,

    Er hangen er zo te zien nog genoeg. De vogels hoeven nog geen honger te lijden, zie ik.

    Dacht nu krijgen we vogelfoto's te zien!!!☺
    Was je weer aan het inkopen gisteren?

    Fijne week.

    Liefs je nichtje Thea ♥

    ReplyDelete
  6. Liebe Mariette,

    bin mal wie ein kleines Vöglein, picke kurz in Deinem Blog und lasse
    einen ganz lieben Gruß hier!

    Lilo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hallo, liebe Mariette,
    für ein Vogelparadies braucht es auch Beeren und Früchte. Diese Beeren sehen sehr schön aus und wie gut, dass die Vögel sie fressen. Allerdings verbreiten sie damit auch die Samen. Aber die kann man ja wieder ausrupfen, wenn es zuviele werden.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ciao Mariette,
    che belle le bacche, non sapevo
    piacessero agli uccellini.
    Possono andare anche come ornamento
    in un mazzo di fiori.
    Un abbraccio
    Susy x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello my dearest friend Mariette:
    This post is very interesting, I think you are happy to know that birds go over your backyard to have something to eat even during winter time, I would be very happy if I had something like that for all the birdies over here.
    Lots of love,
    Laura =)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ze zien er prachtig uit die blauwe bessen!
    Fijne dag nog!
    Nicole

    ReplyDelete
  11. Prachtige besjes, je zou er van gaan snoepen.
    Lieve groet, Renny

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hallo Mariette, das ist ja mal wieder ein sehr informativer Post, vielen Dank dafür.
    Auch ganz lieben Dank für die Geburtstagswünsche an meinen Mann, der sich sehr darüber gefreut hat.
    Dir noch eine schöne Woche und liebe Grüße aus dem verregneten Rheinland sendet Dir
    Marlies

    ReplyDelete
  13. Liebe Mariette,
    ads sieht aber sehr verlockend aus und die Vögelchen werden es Euch danken! So ein reicht gedeckter Tisch :O)
    ( Ich dachte erst, es sind Weintrauben! )
    Ich wünsch Dir einen schönen Tag !
    ♥ Liebste Grüße Claudia ♥

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

Copyright:

MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2009. All rights reserved - Text and images may not be copied for distribution or sale.

213 Countries visited with 277 flags since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Google Analytics

Labels

4th of July (8) Accordion (8) Advent (24) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Aluminum Roofing (11) Amaretti cookies (15) American Airlines (4) American Mushroom Institute (2) Angels (123) Angels We Know By Name (12) Archiving (31) Arizona (19) Australia (25) Auto Immune Disease (12) Ava Grace's closet (10) Baccarat Crystal (65) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (8) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (2) Bathing Suits (10) BB and L (4) Belgium (2) Benjamin Moore (14) Biking (33) Birthdays (38) Blissful Relationship (118) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (15) Blogger I Admire (33) Blogger Tips (27) Bobèches (6) Bok Tower (3) Bridal Gowns (6) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (10) Bulgaria (3) Burberry (32) Burberry Tuxedo (6) Bypass Surgery (8) Cable Car (5) Camille Tharaud (9) Campbell Soup (42) Canada (31) Canada Rail Vacations (4) Candles (40) Carbon Footprint (10) Carillon (2) Cat Nurse (1) Cathedral/Basilica/Church (91) Ceramic Chandelier (6) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (20) Chaperon (5) Cherubs (20) Childhood (19) Chile (7) China (15) Chocolate (33) Christie's (28) Christmas (63) Christofle (28) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (15) Citizen Journalism (8) CitizenM (2) Coffee Cup (5) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (8) Communism (14) Conference (35) Congress (29) Consulting (152) Costco (2) Countries visited (38) Courtesy (1) Croatia (1) Curaçao (14) D.S. Mullis (Author) (1) Dad (116) Damixa (7) Danish (6) Daughter (68) De Gaerde (1) Declaration of Independence (5) Delft Polychrome (1) Delftware houses (11) Delta Airlines (11) Denmark (2) Dessert (10) Diabetes (13) Diabetes type 2 (22) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (10) Dialysis (13) Dieng Plateau (2) Dining with Royalty (1) DMC (28) DNA (6) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Domain Name (1) Door Décor (1) Doris Plaster (1) Down Duvets (6) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Queen's Day (4) Dweilen (3) Easter (27) Eco Friendly (31) Eco Storage (4) Edible flowers (11) Education (80) Edward Bok (5) Energy Star (10) England (16) Escada (141) Etiquette Training (5) Fairmont Hotels (16) Family (165) Family Memories (120) Filet Lace (12) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) First Lady Melania Trump (2) Fleur de Lys (11) France (6) FREEDOM (11) French (72) French Country Style (55) French Lavender Sachets (5) Friendship (275) From Pilgrim to President (2) Genocide (2) Georgia (36) Georgia State Flag (4) Germany (12) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (17) Gevaphone (4) Gift from Blogger Friend (36) Gillis Video (7) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (42) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (17) GIVEAWAY (23) Going Green (36) Graham H. Boonzaaier (5) Grand Canyon (4) Graze Picking (1) Hand Crocheted (106) Hand Embroidered (28) Hand Knitted (29) Hand made Lace (23) Happy New Year (10) Hawaii (5) Healthy Heart (20) Healthy heart recipe (27) Healthy Living (73) Heart Attack (19) Heeroom (13) Helicopter (2) Hermès (2) High Tea (8) Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise (8) Holocaust (1) Hong Kong (7) House Blessing (2) Hungary (16) Hurricane (4) Hyatt (119) I Will Follow Him (1) India (44) Indonesia (23) Interlock Metal Roofing (15) International Workshop & Seminar (2) Irok gallery (13) ISMS (34) Italy (58) Japan (7) Kashmir (9) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (2) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (57) Kruisherenhotel (1) Lace (6) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (14) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (68) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (24) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (37) Leather Coat (4) Leather Garments Factory (12) Leather Shorts (2) Leather Skirt (3) Leather Vest (5) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (10) Leprosy STIGMA (8) Limburg (49) Limoges (18) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Log Cabin (6) Logee's (12) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mainstream Media (1) Margraten (6) Marl Caves (12) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (18) Maximum Baggage Weight (10) Meeting Blogger Friend (9) Mega Task (46) Memorial Day (8) Mexico (25) Miele (18) Millinery (13) Mom (132) Montblanc pens (1) Moral Compass (19) Mushroom Cultivation (73) Mushroom Editorial Review (24) Mushroom Quality Criteria (23) Mushroom Technology Transfer Seminar (10) Mushrooms Canada (4) Mushrooms in our Garden (20) My Boots (26) My French Connection (2) My Hats (18) My Publications (7) My Sewing Creation (54) Nativity Scene (6) New Netherland (2) New Orleans (11) New Orleans School of Cooking (2) New York City (28) Organ (15) Original Content (31) Ormolu (6) Our Balcony (17) Our Bathroom (8) Our Bird Feeders (10) Our Bird Houses (16) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (59) Our Canine (31) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (166) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (34) Our Flower Bulbs (69) Our Flowering Shrubs (135) Our Flowering Trees (31) Our Flowering Vines (37) Our Flowers (63) Our Fragrant Flowers (175) Our Garden (60) Our Garden Critters (79) Our Gazebo (57) Our Greenhouse (22) Our Home (163) Our Life in Indonesia (76) Our Life in Italy (36) Our Magnolias (56) Our Palm Trees (20) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (28) Our Pot Plants (52) Our Rose Arbor (5) Our Rose Suite (16) Our Roses (61) Our Shrubs (7) Our Trees (53) P.J.C. Vedder's Memoirs (189) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (86) Patio (35) Pearls (28) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (28) Plagiarism (6) Poem (1) Poinsettia (7) Poland (1) Pond's India (23) Pre-Diabetes (9) Prednisone (9) Princess Diana (10) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (32) Quotes (62) Religious Paper Lace (2) Relive (54) Replacements Ltd. (19) REPOUSSE Silver (10) Resilientista (31) Ristorante da Maria (35) Romania (5) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (2) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Rose Jewelry (10) Rose silverware (65) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Roses (6) Rösle (7) Rotary International (6) Royal Mail (1) Saint Nicholas (13) Saint Valentine's Day (14) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (12) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (12) Saving Energy (18) Scraped Content (9) Serbia (2) Servitude (1) Silver Knife Rests (19) Sinden Award (13) Singapore Airlines (1) Singing (38) Sinterklaas (10) Skiing (5) Socialism (7) South Africa (20) Spain (1) SPAWN MATE SYMPOSIUM (2) Spectrenoir (95) Storage and Organizing (6) Super Power Readers (4) Sweden (2) Switzerland (13) Table Setting (32) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (4) Tavel (1) Tea (25) Tea Cup (15) Thailand (2) Thanksgiving (11) The Bridge (13) The Netherlands (22) Theodore Haviland France (2) Toile de Jouy (5) Tornado (3) Toyota RAV4 (14) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) Travel (436) Travel by Rail (25) Tropical Thunderstorms (4) Uncle Bo Whaley (17) UNESCO World Heritage Site (22) United States Citizenship (10) United States Flag (13) Vases (101) Viking River Cruise (10) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Woodworks (33) Vinyl Picket Fence (22) Water Control (20) Wedding (13) Wedding Anniversary (21) WeFie (14) WGXA.TV (3) Wolford (22) Wool Fedora Hat (8) World Bank (2) World Leprosy Day (4) World Polio Day (3) Writing (96) Yves Delorme (8) Yves Saint Laurent (3) Zegna (12)