The berries on my nandina bushes are just starting to turn red, a sure sign that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. This year the bushes were loaded with buds and with small berries during the summer but, as in most years, the birds ate a few and (ahem) little fingers pulled a few so the crop isn't as plentious as I had expected. But that is ok. When Jaydon walked outside on Saturday the first words out of his mouth were, "look, the berries are turning red"!
I've always liked nandinas. I think my grandmother had nandina bushes somewhere around her house, can't remember where but I'm sure they were there. And I've enjoyed these bushes around the deck. Whether it is a bright fall afternoon or a gloomy day in January the cheerful berries are a welcome sight.