Monday, September 8, 2014

Real American Beauties



When I saw these berries, my eyes almost popped out of my head! I had never seen berries with a color like this! And yes, this is their actual color! Their name is American Beauty Berries. Really! So whoever named them must have felt the same way I did upon first seeing them. They make a good jam, and when you break up the leaves and rub them on yourself, it is an insect repellent. Since they are so beautiful, I made you a kaleidoscope of them!

“As gold comes from the northern mountains, so a terrible beauty streams from God.”

Job 37

25 comments:

Small Kucing said...

Wow...looks so lovely. I wonser if we have it over here.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are spectacular.

Linda said...

I have never even heard of these!! You have some exotic plants! And insect repellent to boot!! Win! WIN!!

Catherine said...

Simply beautiful. Blessings, Catherine

Ann said...

I've never heard of them before. They are pretty.

From the Kitchen said...

Wow! What color is the jam?

Best,
Bonnie

Blackberry Lane said...

I love the brilliant color!

crafty cat corner said...

Wow, nature wins again. Never seen these before.
Briony
x

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for sharing these Ginny, they are beautiful. I have seen something similar but they are a darker purple and not sure if they are the same anyhow. Interesting about the leaves being insect repellents. Thanks for visiting my bee post and yes we do have honey bees around here. In fact I buy honey from a local bee keeper.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow what amazing and bright colors in those berries.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've tried growing these in my garden but I fear I live in too cold a climate!

Sandra said...

absolutely stunning colors and perfect for a kaleidoscope...we have something similar here, but a darker color. and i don't know what they are called.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am in awe of the beauty like these beautiful berries....just amazing!!

Rose said...

What a gorgeous color!!! And if you get a double comment from me, feel free to delete one. I am having a horrible time with blogger and commenting. It is taking me forever...both yesterday and today.

Ruth Kelly said...

It is hard to believe that that is the true color. Never seen anything like them before.

Patsy said...

They grow wild in Texas in the woods. We never tried to eat them.

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LC said...

They are so lovely they don't seem quite real. But God's blessings can be so spectacular that we just consider them with amazement.

Jeanne said...

I have these in my backyard but never knew they were edible. I know the mockingbirds love them!

Gail said...

They are very beautiful.

I learned something new. Insect repellent, can always use that.

reana claire said...

Purple berries! Can they be eaten, Ginny? They are really beauties... how do they taste? I must ask my sister next time!

Betsy Adams said...

I've seen those things before --but never knew their name. I also didn't know that we can make jelly or can use the leaves as an insect repellent. Good information. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Angie said...

I've never saw or heard of them before! So interesting and beautiful :)

Dee said...

Awesome

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. At first I thought they were plastic. I have never heard of this berry before, thanks for the info.