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Elderberry Diary Excerpt September 4th, 2016

Shannon Lauderdale

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Elderberry Diary Excerpt  September 4th, 2016

 My 'special' elderberry plant once again did great this year. Thought I should write down the full story today while I still have the details and dates in my head.  In June of 2011 I hiked many miles to find and take notes on every local wild elderberry plant I could find. That summer we had an awful drought and at elderberry harvest time when I returned to the ones that I had previously noted as likely superior many were dead, dying, or in extreme distress. There was, however, one plant that stood out, it was in a fence line on public land...