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The year without a blueberry

Every year in the garden seems to teach a lesson about how things change. This year, I’ve been disappointed in my blueberries. I wrote a post a few years ago about my blueberries and how I always manage to harvest…

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Pruning Blueberries

Despite all of the snow and rain we got yesterday, it’s that time of year to start thinking about pruning your blueberries.  I could write several long paragraphs showing before and after slides, but that really wouldn’t explain all of…

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Blueberry pizza

Oh yes.  You read that right. There comes that time in the blueberry season when (even with just our few bushes) we’ve picked enough and eaten enough that “by the handful” or “on the cereal” starts to get a little…

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The mystery of the birdless blueberries

Some day I would like to have a well-built blueberry cage (like Kent’s) to grow many bushes in protected conditions.  For now, however, what I have is three bushes (with a fourth coming along) that are part of my landscaping…

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Peas and blueberries

This has been a perfect spring for peas.  Or as close as we get around here, anyway.  Okay, the peas I planted at the demo garden dried up in the April drought, but at home I’ve had a bumper crop…

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Adrian Higgins on blueberries

Adrian Higgins, the Washington Post’s gardening writer, this week rhapsodizes about blueberries and how to grow them. Among other things, Adrian likes the looks of blueberry plants, talks about netting (he’s against) to keep out birds, and touches on soil…

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Solution for your summertime blues

Got the summertime gardening blues? No, not the blues from the 90°+ heat and the 85% humidity—but having too many blueberries. Howard County Master Gardener Deborah Patton and her husband, Jim Akers, get so many blueberries from their three plants…

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