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Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby Laura » Dec 11, 2012 7:05 am

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~ P.Loraine

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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby CdnChelsea » Dec 11, 2012 9:33 am


Love reading your words of wisdom, Laura : )

I woud also like to know the name of the plant in the picture. Love the berries.

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby Laura » Dec 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Thanks for the compliment CC ... this is a native plant to New Brunswick. Red-berried Elder, Sambucus racemosa.Picture taken at my favorite park,Fundy National.I really love the berries,and the picture does not do it justice ... it really is much brighter in nature.

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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby agedgardener2 » Dec 11, 2012 2:48 pm

The Waxwings live the Elderberries too.They bring their babies ...sit them on a wire and bring the berries to them.....A delight to watch,The youngsters pass the berries along to the one at the end of the line .they act like little gentlemen!! or Ladies!!!
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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby CdnChelsea » Dec 11, 2012 4:12 pm



Thanks for the info, Laura. I would love to have a Red-berried Elder in my garden. I wonder if I can buy them here in Ontario?

Gardener2, every year I see a flock of Cedar Waxwings in our yard. Such pretty birds. Now, thanks to your post, I will plant some Elderberries for them to eat.


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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby Katherine » Dec 11, 2012 7:11 pm

we get this same species of red elderberry on the coast and vancouver island, in BC, but in the interior its replaced by S. cerulea which has blue berries. I went looking for a photo, but couldnt find one on this machine!

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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby agedgardener2 » Dec 11, 2012 8:24 pm

I remember that we had the blue ones in Wrangell Alaska.I lived there as a child before WW2. Joy
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Re: Smile,December 11,2013 ....

Postby agedgardener2 » Dec 11, 2012 8:25 pm

I remember that we had the blue ones in Wrangell Alaska.I lived there as a child before WW2. Joy
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