Here is a vintage botanical illustration of a wild strawberry.
I love illustrations of strawberries and I believe it’s because they bring back wonderful memories from my early years. Wild strawberries grew abundantly in the forest surrounding the farm where I lived for the first chapter of my life. My sisters and I would often go picking wild strawberries (blueberries and mushrooms as well). Besides the snacking we did while we were picking the berries, we would bring our pickings home for mom to clean and prepare. Preparing normally meant a generous pour of fresh farm cream from one of our cows, and a sprinkle of sugar, served in a small floral dessert bowl – which would now be an antique dish. And those berries were delicious! I scanned the original page from Wayside and Woodland Blossoms by Edward Step, 1909.
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Thanks Julie, this is a sweetie. 🙂
Sharon Wyper says
Thank you, I love this beautiful illustration of the wild strawberry plant. There are many of these in the borders of our yard, because whenever I stem strawberries to eat, I throw out the top parts of the strawberries into the ground cover areas, and they take root and spread. I enjoy the little blossoms and birds find the fruits.
A beautifully done botanical. Thank you very much.
Julie J says
You’re welcome Cheryl, Sharon and Peggy. I’m happy to know you like it.
Sharon, that’s a great idea to do with your strawberry stems. I bet the birds love the berries!
Tania Montgomery says
Lovely image. What wonderful memories to reminisce; thanks for sharing.
Julie J says
You’re welcome Tania. It’s nice to know you like the image. The good old-fashioned memories are enjoyable to think about from time to time. 🙂