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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Blueberry bonanza

Once I found out that blueberries thrive under pretty much the same growing conditions as azaleas, I knew the days were numbered for the hot pink azaleas along the east foundation. Just a matter of time. The azaleas are already half dug out, and yesterday I stumbled on a rack of large bargain-priced blueberry plants at - of all places - the supermarket! I already have some of the small kind (Sunshine Blue) in another area, and they seem to be thriving, so I'm feeling pretty confident that these new larger ones (3 each "Blueray" and "Elliot") will do fine too. And I'll enjoy a longer growing season. So, of course, will the birds.


Blogger Ki said...

Unfortunately the birds get the larger share of the blueberries. It's usually the catbird that's the most voracious although I've seen the occasional finch, robin, cowbird and mocking bird filching a berry or two. Now that the wild grapes and wild cherries are ripening the birds seem to leave the late varieties of blueberry alone so I'm able to pick a few berries each day. Good luck with your new plants.

10:23 PM  
Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

Are they done growing yet? I like blueberries (in cream.)


8:35 PM  

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