28 May 2009

[talk: I Ain't No Gardner, But ...]

We love berries. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries ... you name it, we love 'em.
So I got this idea to plant a couple of our own bushes in the backyard, with hopes that we would have a small crop each year - where the boys could see how the plants bloom, how they produce fruit, how God provides for us.

We bought a blueberry bush and a raspberry bush, and I planted them today in the sunniest spot I could find. I have no idea whether I'll get a crop this year, or whether I'll unintentionally kill these little "treat" plants *sigh* ... but I'm giving it a go.

Plus, our winter deSTROYED my rosemary bushes - such a shame, as I had been loving these 2 bushes for a few years now. So today, I also planted another rosemary bush and a thyme plant as well ... love 'em for cooking.

Here's to a handful of raspberries!


Patti said...

How cool! I can't wait until I can plant some of this kind of stuff in a house of my own.

AlisonVeritas said...

yay! I may be wrong but I think it can take a year or two for most berry bushes to produce fruit...but they definitely like the sun!

Dawn Carrick said...

Ohhhhh I so want to plant some blueberry bushes.....I need to do this. Where did you end up purchasing the blueberry bush?

Tawn said...

AL ... the blueberry bush looks like it'll have some berries - the raspberry bush, not so much. Maybe?? We'll see ... :-) ... DC, I got them at ARTS on 192nd, but you can get them anywhere. Extra Foods was selling them for about $8 a bush ... I'm sure out in Abby you could get a great deal. good luck!! here's to free food *GRIN*!