A Beauty

“A Beauty”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

There are signs that summer is slowly coming to an end. We are not having daytime temperatures in the high 90’s, the sun is setting a few minutes earlier, and the lowering angle of the sun is already noticeable. I’ve also noticed that other bloggers are starting to post pictures of beauty berries. Beauty berry bushes (Callicarpa americana) display gorgeous magenta berries in late summer. The berries on my bushes have almost completed the color change.



Besides the color, I like the way the berries tightly pack around the stems.

This is just one more sign that fall isn’t too far away.



  1. Scott Weber said,

    September 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I agree…Beautyberry is a stunner!

  2. Brenda Cannaday said,

    September 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    These grow wildly in my back yard. Could you please tell me if these are edible?

    • Jan said,

      September 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Brenda, I do not believe these are edible for people. I know the birds love them though.

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