This is my blueberry field. 250 blueberry plants that will provide blueberries from June to September. Fresh/frozen/cooked/jams/pies. Deer proof, relatively insect and disease free. Not bird proof, so the entire place needs to be netted, a very time consuming job and not ever 100% effective.
My awesome dog chased smart birds (caught some but didn’t kill em) that got inside. ‘Sallright because there’s enough to go around, I don’t mind sharing.
Blueberry plants are hot shit, sorry for the vulgarity, but not sorry- they are worth the exclamation.
Fragrant spring flowers that feed multitudes of insects (insects are GOOD), berries you eat or birds eat, brilliant fall red foliage, and interesting winter appearance. A true multi- season plant that delight all sorts of life.
Tough as nails rhubarb plants that survived the winter unplanted flowering like crazy. These live forever, come back every year.
Cheap trailer trash birds nest hastily constructed yet brutally effective at getting the first brood matured FAST and on to breeding on their own, a race against time. I don’t blame them for such a strategy because I think it works really well. Build cheap nest, mate, lay eggs, feed ‘em then kick ‘em out as soon as they can fly. Get six broods in during the course of one summer then go back to Brazil.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.