Friday, October 22, 2010

The Blueberries are Red with Embarrassment

What colour would you turn if you hadn't done your job and wanted to go unnoticed?

























My blueberry bushes should be embarrassed - they did not produce a single blueberry this summer.

As Head Gardener, I am certainly not going to blame myself, so I blame the soil (not acid enough), the bees (not pollenating enough) and the bushes themselves. 


Much as I don't appreciate their poor performance I do admire their in-your-face fall attitude.


I went out this afternoon thinking I should just pull them out.   As you can see, they decided to end the season by turning fire-engine red.






Now they've made themselves too pretty to toss.


Interesting strategy.

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