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Wow, Who knew?

I love learning new things.

So, I was thrilled when Ann of


(Btw, her photo’s are amazing ~ If you get a chance check them out)

 left a comment on the Beauty Bush blog post I wrote!

(you can read it here)


Ann said down in Texas it was called the

American Beauty Bush and that they make Jelly out of them.Who knew? I didn’t. But now I do because of Ann.

 So, right after reading her comment I went on the hunt!

I went on the hunt for a GREAT recipe/tutorial .


Here is THE BEST one I could find:


over at


Looks pretty easy to follow.

Let it be known I can’t wait to try this recipe!

And again,

THANK YOU, Ann!!!!

For letting me know those beautiful berries are more than just beauty they’re also tasty in jelly form.


Until the next time Happy Gardening 🙂





Veruca Salt?

I don’t think so….

I’m originally from New Jersey. So, when we moved south and I saw this very weird beautiful plant/bush I had no clue.

I had absolutely NO CLUE what the heck it is.

So I had to do some investigative work and some friends to help me out. (they live down south)


they told me it was a

Beauty Bush!



I can see why. It’s absolutely mesmerizing to look at. The Purple color is so shocking it would brighten any body’s day. 

This is the information I found out about this gorgeous bush:

1. It goes by a lot of different names American, French Mulberry,  Bunchberry,  Sourbush or Purple Beauty-Berry.

**The one pictured above is the American Beauty Berry.**

2. The roots, leaves and branches were used by the American Native tribes for various medicinal purposes such as fevers, rheumatism, discentery, dizziness,  stomachaches and even for colic.

3. Zones 7-10 6 if protected

I got this information from the USDA click here for the PDF link.

OKAY, think I’ve said enough for one night. I just LOVE this plant/bush and can’t wait to plant one one day!

Happy Planting! 🙂