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Friday
May182012

The Elderberry miracle. 

Hello. I am still alive. In fact, I am alive and on holiday, since yesterday was the first day of 2.5 glorious weeks off. Happy!

So yesterday a miracle happened. I went in the garden in the morning and noticed that the our small elderberry bush is about to bloom. Which made me think what a shame it is that in this huge garden, we only have this one little bush. I made a mental note to add elderberry bushes to the ever growing list of "things we need to buy for the garden someday".

Elderberries are important, you know. Not only do I love the jam you can make out of their fruits, they are also said to bring luck to the owners of the garden. My mom knows such things. When we bought the house, one of the first things she asked me was whether there was an elderberry bush in the garden.

However, one of the things on my to do list for yesterday was to cut the dead branches of those huge mysterious trees which grow on one of the overgrown corners of the garden (on the right side in the picture above). I´ve never taken a closer look at these trees before and also I´m not very good at telling what is what in nature. You see where this is going, right? They´re elderberries. A whole cluster old, huge, overgrown, woody elderberry trees.

We expect to be very lucky now. And eat lots of jam.

This picture has nothing to do with elderberries. It´s just nice. Happy Friday!

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Reader Comments (4)

How wonderful! It's lovely to have a lucky tree or two, but now you have even more!

May 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershalini

Lovely garden Katrin. Enjoy your time off work, let's hope the weather picks up a little

Maria

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Have you ever made Elderflower Cordial from the blossoms?

Before I moved to London I used to make it every year... there's nothing more refreshing on a summer's day and it's also good in cakes, fruit fools, cocktails etc.
Here's a recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/531660/homemade-elderflower-cordial

Yet another reason why I should move away from this dirty old city :-(

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDecorator's Notebook

That is fantastic! What a find. And soon you can make Holundersirup with the flowers, too! ;)

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuisa

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