May 28th, 2014

Caught Red-Handed: Mulberry Tree!

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 Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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