They're such pretty plants - with vivid, pink flowers, something I'd never seen before - I thought all strawberry flowers were white! The first berries appeared a few weeks ago and begin to grow and to turn slightly pink.
They grew redder and redder until the other morning when Will deemed it time to pick them.
He plucked them off the plant, I washed them and he declared them, "tart at first, delicious at second."
I hope to put them in the ground before too long and to significantly add to their numbers. There are sooooo many good ways to use strawberries -- eating them out of hand, strawberry-mint lemonade, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam...
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