Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blueberries Transplanted

Since moving here, I had told myself that I would not plant blueberries.  I love blueberries, and would love to have them in my yard.  Realistically, though, I couldn't see planting a fruit bearing perennial in a yard that I wouldn't be living in for long.  The chances of reaping the benefits would be slim.  I was not willing to pay $10 per plant because of this.

So, as always...  I changed my mind.

In my defense, my largest argument against buying blueberry plants was that they cost way too much.  That argument got thrown out the window when I parked beside a greenhouse that had everything on clearance for 50% off.  Ten dollars was too much to pay for something that I may not be able to enjoy the fruit of, but five?  Five I could do.

I decided to buy two of them to plant on either side of the path that leads up the hill.  Whether I get any blueberries out of it or not becomes inconsequential, because, at minimum these plants will provide me with gorgeous aesthetics.

I cleared an area beside the path and planted my first bush.

It looked glorious, so I went to the opposite side of the path and planted its twin.  

These blueberries would make for a glorious hill-path entry point.  This variety of blueberries has a 30 inch spread, so they'll do a great job of filling out the area.  I look forward to what they'll look like later in the summer.

Of course, staring at these beautiful new plants caused me to take notice of something that I had been ignoring for quite some time...

I recognized that my hill path had become quite a mess, due to my habit of ignoring it in favor of more interesting things.

Which, you know... would be like... anything else.

Looks like it's time to clean up this mess so that my blueberries can be enjoyed to the fullest extent!

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