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American Beautyberry Jelly

By greene
November 28, 2013

Jelly can be made using Callicarpa Americana - American Beautyberry. It's all-American and easier than apple pie.

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
May 19, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Greene~ I never knew you could eat those beautiful berries! What an awesome article. I totally love your writing style. I will try to capture enough beauty berries to give this a try. Oh, and a side note ~ I too, have a Jack the dog Lovey dubby
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And a Thunder as well Thumbs up





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Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 19, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Thank You! @Toni,
Jack and Thunder are beautiful; thank you for sharing their photos. (Have you visited our pet thread?)

Hope you enjoy hunting for the American beautyberry and can harvest enough to make jelly. If you are short of the berries, add a few apples to make up the difference. Please remember to leave some of the berries for the mockingbirds; they eat these in the winter months. Since you have dogs and I am assuming at least one of them is a male dog, I will tell you that I do not harvest the berries from the lower 1/3 of any given shrub... Rolling on the floor laughing ...those are the ones the birds can have. Rolling on the floor laughing

Nothing to do with berries or jelly, but my dog has discovered clothes. He thinks he looks sexy in his new shirt.
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
May 19, 2014 8:43 PM CST
" my dog has discovered clothes. He thinks he looks sexy in his new shirt.” Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
That is way toooo funny. Your dog DOES look sexy in his new shirt Thumbs up
Back to the “leave some berries for the birds” Oh, if you only knew how much wildlife I feed. Crying It is a miracle when I actually get to harvest anything for myself. I spend countless hours in the garden, too much money purchasing seeds, and amendments, only to loose most of what I produce to the birds, gophers, mice, voles, slugs, and bugs. Whistling But, I keep on trying. I know they gotta eat too, and my stuff is easier, and tastes better than the stuff they could get on the rest of our thirteen acres, and surrounding wildlife habitat.
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
May 19, 2014 9:32 PM CST
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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