Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Springtime in Mississippi with Blueberries

We've enjoyed a mild winter and spring and will remember the cool temps when the 100-degree days hit us. It's the end of May and already in the 90s. My pot of narcissus (paperwhites) put on a nice show. I am following the instructions to save the bulbs for next year.
My favorite amaryllis had two stalks of five and four blooms, one stalk following the other, which gave a longer period of bloom. A heavy rainstorm threatened to damage the first stalk, but I devised a way to protect it with an umbrella for a couple of days.

The caladiums Mark and I planted the last day of April are looking promising, and I have added some bedding plants and even some lettuce seeds.

My back porch roof has had a pesky leak for several years. The roofers finally came to fix it. They had to replace the roof all the way to the studs over this part of the porch. So glad to get this done before the extremely hot weather gets here, mainly because it's even hotter on the roof than in the yard. I have so much shade that the grass struggles, but I'm happy to have those tall pines.

I have one scrawny blueberry bush, but it produces enough for me to have a little bowlful occasionally when I can get to the ripe ones before the mockingbirds do. My next-door neighbor has a huge bush that hangs over my fence, so I consider these mine, too.
My bush

Neighbor's bush


Tierney Hogan said...

Wow I have blueberry envy! I love blueberries! The flowers are beautiful!

desertskyquilts said...

LOL, if it's in your yard, it's yours! I don't care for blueberries, so I hope you are eating my share, too! I tried one the other day again, from my friend's bush, and nope, still don't like them. LOL What beautiful flowers you have! Maybe I should have had directions for my bulbs. Not a single tulip came up this year, and there were probably a dozen of them out there. Of course, the squirrels might have eaten them. Hot here, too, and I'm really not excited about this, and then the humidity that's going to show up. Ugh!

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Tierney and desertskyquilts. I think people either love BBs or hate them. They make great pancakes and muffins.