This year, the Callicarpa Americana — otherwise known as the American Beauty Berry, has been highlighted throughout the seasons. In the spring, it shares a delicate blossom, in the fall, the shrub is covered with purple berries, and just this past week, the berries served as a veritable buffet for the birds in the Atrium located outside of the Community Building. It seemed that over the course of one afternoon, the birds descended upon the Callicarpa and feasted on the colorful purple berries that we had all enjoyed seeing over the past few months. Very interesting to follow this shrub through the seasons.
See last October’s post, which has a photo from the previous July.