A common berry shrub that’s in the landscape are roses. Roses are fruit plants. You may not have thought of them that way but the rose hip that comes after a bloom is a piece of fruit. They are related to apples. And that’s why we deadhead. We deadhead to remove that fruit. Deadheading is when after the flower has kind of come through and gone, you take off some of the stem where the flower was. It’s important to do because fruit takes a tone of energy, flowers not so much. Roses don’t love water. Roses like to have kind of dry roots and send their roots real deep. They love rich soil though. A lot of times we hear about rose acidity, well that comes from its relationship with the fungus in the soil and so if we can use rich soil, especially compost, we’ll really get healthy, thriving roses.