I was home last month visiting my parents and I saw at Home Depot they were selling blueberry bushes for an amazing price! 3 bushes for $12.00! Wow. $4 for a 6 inch pot. Can't beat that price since it was originally $9! That's more than half off. Although... I was imagining who would have the space for 3 bushes of blueberries! Wouldn't that be nice!
On a whim, I decided to buy the bush for my parent's backyard. I didn't even ask them for permission to plant it. A little guerilla gardening at home! Hahahahaha. I bought it and decided just to find a place to plant it and then tell them later. I've done this before, where I just plant things. It's not new to them. I picked out this healthy looking plant. It had no leaves, but there were lots of buds. So hopefully it will just take off.
I found a sunny spot near the fence. I dug a hole and plopped it in with fresh potting soil.
The soil in my parent's backyard is very hard and has lots of clay. So I added a good dose of potting soil. After I planted it I told my parents and they said, "hope the squirrels don't eat all the berries!"
Last week, I went home again to see my mom for Mother's Day. I went to the backyard to see how well the blueberry bush was doing. It looked great! It grew lots of leaves and started blooming with flowers! We just might get blueberries this season afterall!
Here is another view of the bush. It has grown a lot in one month! I'm so excited! I can't wait to see how it grows in the seasons to come!