Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Not So Happy Blueberry Plants

Remember back in April when I posted about how excited I was to get blueberry plants? And how they were going to look so nice alongside my driveway?

Well, this is how two of them look right now.

And in case you can't quite make out the plant, it's the dead stick looking thing in the middle of the planter. Ya, two of them didn't live.

I kept secretly hoping that they were just late to the party and any day they would turn green and sprout leaves. But as time went on, I realized it just wasn't going to happen.

The good news is though, that one of them did live and it's looking great! It is green, has leaves and even has little blossoms. Go little plant!

The other good news? The people we bought them from are awesome. When I emailed them to tell them about my sad blueberrry plant saga, they told me not to worry and they would replace them free of charge. And they also informed it probably wasn't my fault that they died. So that makes me feel a little better.

We went last week and picked up our two new plants.

They are both looking really good, and one of them even has the start of some little blueberries.

But the not so good news is, we can't actually plant them in our planters until the fall. They need to stay in their containers for a bit longer so that they can develop good roots and actually do well once they're transplanted.

So that's a little sad because now we have two dead plants in our pretty planters in the front and I'm not so sure what to do with our two potted plants. Should we put them beside the planters? Leave them in the back yard? I guess in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter. We have three thriving blueberry plants and come the fall, they will all be nicely nestled into the planters, ready for next year.


  1. Could you place the new ones IN the planters without transplanting them? That is my lazy way of gardening!

  2. Casey - Haha! That seems like a little too much work. Placing them in the planters with all the dirt and mulch and then having to take them out and actually plant in the fall? I think we'll just leave them out. :P

  3. aww - sad trombones for the lonely little blueberry plant that tried... glad the people who sold it to you were so fair and gave you a replacement for free!

  4. Kate - It really is sad that two of them didn't make it. But I was really happy when I found out they would be replaced free of charge. Hopefully these next two are hardier!

  5. I read that blueberries can be tricky to grow sometimes, but I'm sure you'll do great with them!

  6. artistmouse - Yes, blueberries are harder to grow. But we were told that once they were in the planters, they were good to go! I guess they need to stay alive first though...