Simple Sunday – Stability and Blueberries

For several years I have wanted to plant blueberry bushes in our yard.  For a variety of reasons I have not gotten around to it.

Blueberry gloves

This weekend, to celebrate the newfound stability in our lives, I planted three great blueberry bushes.

Blueberry Collage

What better way to embrace the ability to grow roots than to plant bushes that will provide berries for years to come?

Blueberries and deck

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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25 Responses to Simple Sunday – Stability and Blueberries

  1. Hetterbell says:

    An apt way to celebrate. I hope they grow well! 🙂

  2. mimijk says:

    They will flourish I’m sure! What a great idea to do this now…

    • shoes says:

      I sure hope they flourish although I don’t think I will see many berries at the rate the boys have been checking the bushes for ripe ones.

  3. Jodi Stone says:

    You will look at those plants every year and remember why they were planted and every time you eat a pie that is made with those blueberries, you will remember. It’s a very lovely idea and a nice way to remember.

    • shoes says:

      I liked the idea of planting a bush that will continue to give for years to come. I don’t see many pies coming from these berries as the boys love blueberries and eat them as soon as they even look slightly blue!

  4. Gunta says:

    Been picking my blueberries these last couple of weeks. Somehow they end up right in my mouth.

    • shoes says:

      I am the same way, once picked the blueberry has a very short shelf life (and actually never even sees a shelf.) Delicious little suckers those berries are. 🙂

  5. Cool. I want a blueberry pie when they are ready. I figure you have to make some anyway for pie day.

  6. judysp says:

    A great idea. I tried to grow some but our climate seems to be too hot for them. Sigh!
    You have a lovely blog and I am a follower now. Thank you so much for liking my blog.
    cheers Judy 🙂

    • shoes says:

      If anything our climate here in the Pacific Northwest is too cold.

      Thank you for the comment and joining my blogging adventures. I hope you like it! 🙂

  7. Mary Ann says:

    We have several raspberry bushes in our yard, and I never once made a pie out of them. The berries get gobbled up very quickly and we have enjoyed eating raspberries for years. Good luck with the blueberries! I thought about planting blueberries too, but we have a hard enough time keeping up with the berries we already have. I buy blueberries at the store, but I bet the homegrown ones will taste better. Have fun!

  8. What a beautiful way to celebrate and to nourish stability. Inspiring. Stunning and refreshing images.

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  10. Good luck with the bushes ! I do pick’em at * Butlers Orchard* – close to my house !
    I don’t have your courage 🙂

    • shoes says:

      I have not found a good blueberry U-Pick place near our house. The berry bushes were not hard to plant, although it was tiring work getting the holes wide and deep enough. It did not take long before the birds noticed the bushes and started sampling the berries. Next year I will have to net them so the birds don’t get them all! Thanks for your comment and thanks again for the shout out on your blog.

      • I’ve loved to have some bushes but… I do not have room in my * english cottage * garden :)in fact looks like a jungle -only flowers and very, very small !
        nice to meet U ! I’m Josephine 🙂

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