Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blueberry Summer

Don't these blueberries look delicious??!! They are indeed!!! So easy to grow
here in the Willamette Valley.
We have just six bushes and get plenty of berries. I am
considering putting in another two, but we will see.
Here's some information from The Old Farmers Almanac.
Botanical name: Vaccinium
Plant type: Fruit
USDA Hardiness Zones: 34567
Sun exposure: Full Sun
Soil type: Any
Soil pH: Acidic

The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these North American natives was to find them in the wild. Then, scientists started to unlock the secrets of cultivating blueberries, and we’re glad they did!  Plump, juicy berries are now easy to grow in your backyard on bushes that are resistant to most pests and diseases, and can produce for up to 20 years. A relative of rhododendron and azalea, blueberry bushes are also an attractive addition to your overall landscape, offering scarlet fall foliage and creamy white spring flowers.
There are three types of blueberries: highbush, lowbush and hybrid half-high. The most commonly planted blueberry is the highbush. Most blueberry breeding has focused on this species, so there are many varieties that range widely in cold hardiness and fruit season, size, and flavor.
AND: Blueberries are really good for you, the best Health Food you can eat!!! 

And since it is close to the 4th of July, our countries birthday,
I thought I would show you a little quilt I just started creating.
It won't be ready to hang this year, but next year it will!!
I'm really happy with how it is turning out!!

Happy 4th friends, Enjoy the Earth and Take Care! Martha :^)

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