I've had dreams of being able to grow blueberries. Living in Southern California I always thought it was not an option. But then this week our local garden center advertised that they had blueberry plants on sale that were USDA Cold Hardiness in Zones 6-10, and were "a standout in the garden or in containers". Bingo! Just what I wanted. We are zone 9, so I jumped over to Armstrong Garden Center and bought three plants and the acid soil necessary to grow berries.
So here is my $130 purchase, most of which was spent on the soil. How many pints of berries do I have to yield before I get my money's worth?
The tag advises to plant two types of blueberries to get the highest yield. So I bought two Bountiful Blue Blueberry plants
and one Sunshine Blue Blueberry plant.
They are a nice looking plant in the pots. They are supposed to grow to 4 feet high and 4 feet wide. Even if we don't get blueberries, the plants will make a lovely hedge to create a wall in the yard.
Hopefully next year I'll be posting photos like this.