The beautyberry is thriving this year, and loaded with purple fruit. It’s an amazing change from last year, when it really struggled and didn’t grow . . . like many of my flowers and container plants. I’m not making excuses but let’s just agree that I had enough to take care of last summer with Dale’s injuries and the garden was a tad . . . neglected. This year, though, everything has done so well. It just goes to show that plants, like people, need care and attention. They can do okay for a while if they are ignored, but eventually you need to invest your time to make them grow.
There are lessons in the garden, my friends.