Berries add beauty, sweetness, and a dash of color to any dish. Use them fresh, dried, cooked, or blended into syrups or beverages. Easy to freeze for future use and always a favorite for preserves, jams, and jellies! Berries are rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants and, like all homegrown produce, a great way to save money on the grocery bill. Berry shrubs are easy to grow and require only a bit of routine pruning to maintain size or encourage vigorous new fruit-producing branches. Most make attractive ornamentals in the landscape and they’re great for large containers in small-space gardens. Birds and wildlife love the ripe berries so harvest often or plan to share a few with feathered and furry friends.