early on in the spring, big b made us a beautiful strawberry cage. it is a complete cage, buried in about 10 inches of soil. i found some amazing heirloom alpine strawberry seeds and heirloom pineapple strawberry seeds and started them out inside. the pineapple strawberries will be yellow when ripe. we're hoping to see some next season. i also purchased one plant from our favorite garden shop that would give us fruit this summer::
it's filling in nicely. and the variety i purchased has been producing fruit all summer long. sometimes doubled::
and sometimes heart-shaped. nice touch, mother nature::
now all of the birds can sit and drool. and the chipmunks can chew and gnaw to their heart's content. these berries aren't going anywhere. it's been a long fight, stretching over many summers, but we win, woodland creatures, we win!