I’m a lazy gardener. The less effort required to care for a plant the more I love it. Blueberries fall directly into that category in my garden. I planted them. I did nothing. I’m now rewarded with a bowlful of the best Blueberries you’ve ever tasted, every day. How can I not love that?
The bonus is that my Hydrangea Ayesha is flowering right now too. It doesn’t look like a Hydrangea. In fact, seasoned gardeners sometimes ask me what it is. It IS a Hydrangea just a very special one. Its petals are like tiny spoons and the flowers just keep coming. I have two of them planted just over the ledge in front of my back porch. We sit there at night, in the heat, and the whole kitchen garden is framed by pink pillows. It’s just lovely and goes quite nicely with my dark red wine coloured Ninebark planted next to it.
If you cut it back hard after flowering it comes back stronger the next year. I will never tire of Blueberries and Ayesha in July.