Tree Following, July 2016 – Liz’s serviceberry

Liz's Serviceberry, Jul'16 - 1

These pictures were taken during  last week and unlike last month there’s not a berry to be seen as the birds ate them all over the course of a couple of days.  I had seen them ripening, turning from bright red to purple then nearly black as they matured. The taste apparently changes from rather insipid to delectably sweet.   I had intended trying a few since I know that people swear by them for making jam and pies.



Liz's Serviceberry, Jul'16 - 2Since early June the temperature here in Lexington, Kentucky has been around 90F/32C with periods of well over a week without any rain.   Despite that the serviceberry is a dependable and attractive tree providing some welcome dappled shade.


Thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Pat for hosting Tree Following over on The Squirrelbasket blog.  Do have a look at her comprehensive post to see what it’s all about.


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14 Responses to Tree Following, July 2016 – Liz’s serviceberry

  1. Thank you for sharing have a blessed day both of you

  2. nikkipolani says:

    Shame the birds beat you to the berries. Not even a single one left to try!

  3. Liz says:

    Mike, Thank you for hosting my July comments on the serviceberry. Even without a berry, it is a nice-looking tree!

  4. snowbird says:

    We have a similar problem, the birds and squirrels ate all my strawberries!xxx

  5. That’s the trouble with tasty berries. How annoying!
    I find the same with my little blueberry in a pot – I usually get to taste one berry for the sake of it, but never have enough for a muffin.
    Thanks to you both for sharing 🙂

    • Liz says:

      Pat, I usually buy my blueberries but have planted a couple of bushes in hopes of harvesting my own. I have seen netting to deter critters. We’ll see.
      Thanks for hosting tree-following, a worthwhile cause. Liz

  6. Pingback: Tree following link box for July 2016 | The Squirrelbasket

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