The white flowers are elderberry blossoms. If you look closely, you can see the clusters of green fruit now starting to form in July. Later they will be a very dark purple blue, and taste very sweet and full of flavor. Only a teaspoonful will flavor a cup of tea. They make some of the finest jams and jellies. With a lot of sugar or honey, they make a great syrup for pancakes or ice cream.
July 18, 2007