Even though we took out our large patch of elderberries, the birds generously 'planted' volunteer shrubs in various spots in the yard. The eight-foot specimen in our utility area has been quite productive. (The size of the berries is much larger than those of the wild elderberries that one sees growing everywhere.) Elderflowers are very fragrant--and were an ingredient in the Mueller-Thurgau wine that my husband made last year. (Lovely.) Aren't the red stems pretty?
Our other harvest-- figs! I don't know the variety--the 'bush' was given to me by a friend. This is the second year it has produced, and the figs are much larger, plus the bush is loaded!
And the final picture--in case you didn't think the figs were very attractive--shows the lovely pink center of a fresh fig.