Monday, April 21, 2014

Taste of spring


Blueberry blooms. (Photo from March 2011)

Ginny, blogging at Let Your Light Shine, commented on one of my posts recently that she had never seen a blueberry bloom.  I didn’t see any mature ones either this year.

Rain had kept me out of our backyard. When our “swamp” dried a little and I checked on our little blueberry bush, the blooms were already gone and immature BB-sized blueberries had replaced them.

Previously I have been removing the blooms on our baby bush in accord with tips from Google and from one of our coast Cooperative Extension Service experts. Pinching back the blooms in the first two years frees the energy needed for the plant to grow into a strong, healthy bush.

The spring bloom surgery is no more, though. This is the year I hope to be tasting a few blueberries.

6 comments:

Sandra said...

I love blueberries and i had never seen a bloom either,these are really beautiful blooms. i all berries and their blooms

Gail Dixon said...

I hope you have a bountiful harvest! The blooms are really pretty.

edshunnybunny said...

I didn't know you were supposed to pinch off the blooms in the first two years! Uh oh!

We bought an older blueberry bush, last year, and it had lots of berries already on it. I enjoyed every one of them :)

edshunnybunny said...

I didn't know you were supposed to pinch off the blooms in the first two years! Uh oh!

We bought an older blueberry bush, last year, and it had lots of berries already on it. I enjoyed every one of them :)

Ginny said...

Thank you for showing this to me, it is interesting and I have never seen such a thing. They look like Lily Of The Valley!! Phil could not guess what they are either.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

How didI miss this post with the lovely blooms. Must have been somewhere else.