Growing Food Blueberry Blossoms in January

These blossoms will never mature into berries....

These blossoms will never mature into berries….

The warm weather has fooled most of my flower bulbs to start sending up shoots, which will most likely die in the freeze forecast to visit us in the next few days. The blueberry bushes that I prize so highly after six years of growth have been similarly fooled. 

Unfortunately these delicate little bell flowers will probably not give us any fruit this year, because there is sure to be a deep freeze before they get a chance to fulfill their purpose. Fortunately we planted to two different varieties and only one variety is blooming. The art of Gardening is full of reminders not to count the fruits of your labor before you pick the fruit…

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