Well if anyone tells you that the fruit of a 'Kings Red' Russian Olive is edible..tell them that they are nuts! It is sooo hot to be working in the yard/garden. I am going to have cactus pears this year..the big kind like you buy in the stores..for the first time this year. Anybody have any recipes or uses for them? My Crape Myrtle bushes look great. unfortunately I was weeding around my smallest(and favorite) one..it has purple neon blooms..and I accidentally broke off the very largest flowering branch..which was loaded with buds..shit! Such is life..such is gardening!