Tomorrow night's temperatures will cause some quaking, but will she allow it to affect her? Miss Blackberry went through the deep chill in November (we had a low reading of 14F) without much of a set-back. I'm praying she'll be singing a goodnight lullaby this week, so that we can give her a winter cutback without weakening the lot.
The other Berry Ladies don't quite agree with Miss Blackberry. Madame Blueberry settled into winter's rest, and allowed a gentle pruning, yielding up the excess canes and twigs yesterday, a gorgeous, shirt-sleeve of a day. Many-a swelling bud was pruned off, in hopes to leave the survivors all the more juice and energy to grow big and SWEET!
The Ladies Raspberry are reluctantly complying to Winter's Rest. The Summer-bearers were pruned after they fruited, and are ready for Spring to awaken them. The Fall-bears are slower to rest, but will soon have to submit to a Winter pruning, removing all of the canes, so that they can put their energy into NEW canes, yielding sugary berries in the cool of Autumn.