We decided that instead of planting roses or hydrangeas on the south side of the house that we would plant something edible. I didn't want anything high maintenance or with thorns. That meant no raspberries or gooseberries but I may revisit that gooseberry thing somewhere else in the yard. So that really left just blueberries bushes.
I knew that I wanted the bushes to not be any higher than a foot or so below the new window box. That gave me a maximum height of 4 feet. We also had about 18 feet in length to work use. Most of the blueberry varieties that they offered were 6 ft tall so they were not going to work at all.
But they did offer one variety that was 3 to 4 feet in height and another one that was maximum height of 2 feet. Two feet was a little short but they would work at the far end and I could use the 4 footers under the window box.
So once at the nursery, I find the blueberry bushes and start loading my cart. Then for some reason I decide to read the label and on the label it says 4 to 6 feet. I read all the other labels and they all said 4 to 6 feet except for Jelly Bean. So I put two of them in my cart and then just stood there.
So I put the Bluecrop blueberry bushes in my cart and brought them home.
Where every night for the last two weeks I have to put them in the barn because it is so cold at night.
We are hoping that our blueberry bushes produce enough berries that we can have a few blueberry pies, some blueberry muffins, and maybe do a little finger grazing during the day while working in the yard.
Today, I also purchased some Asian lily bulbs and will plant those bulbs when the rain stops. When that will be is as yet undetermined.