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.