May 28th, 2014

Caught Red-Handed: Mulberries!

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

best mulberry

I love this time of year — our 100-year-old  red mulberry tree (Morus rubra) in the Children’s Garden is filled with kids, birds and even adults, searching for the blackest, sweetest berries. One little girl just came up to me as I was shooting this and explained to me, the blacker, the better. Then she asked if I could hand her a few! She had the biggest red-juice stained smile ever. Meanwhile, moms discussed how to get the juice stains out of the kid’s clothes.  Generally, we don’t allow folks to pick fruit (or flowers) in the Garden, but this is our one exception.

Juicy mulberries stain your hands.

Caught red-handed!

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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