Blueberries! Kids love them, they are showy in the spring, have lots of fruit in the summer and the fall finale is lots of  colored leaves. They are great seasonal interest for the garden and can enhance any space from small to 6 foot varieties. Plus they add canes to catch the snow in the winter garden…that is if the rabbits are kept away.

Sure, we can plant Blueberries in the North.  Polaris by the U of M resists the cold and snow.  It is bushy, reaching 3-4 feet, green in spring and red in the fall.Want to pick blueberries for deck or patio…Northcountry or Northsky are good choices for the patio and are low maintenance and easy to care for.

Blueberries are flowering plants of the genus Vaccinium, and also includes cranberries.  They provide dark-purple berries and is a perennial. They are full of antioxidants and offer many important nutrition and health benefits. Tommy puts them in our pancakes, his smoothy for lunch and I use dried ones in muffinsit’s a win-win.

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