|LARGEST BLUEBERRY GROWER IN WISCONSIN...|
|HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRIES IN FALL COLOR...|
|...THE BLUEBERRY BARN|
Monday, 9:00 AM. 47 degrees F at the ferry dock, 49 on the back porch. Wind NE, mostly calm with occasional light to moderate gusts. The sky is partly cloudy, the humidity 86%. The barometer is falling, currently at 29.91", predicting a seasonally warm week ahead with a chance of rain on Thursday.
The native blueberries and their hybrids have beautiful fall leaf color, and Highland Valley Farm of Bayfield, Wisconsin's largest blueberry grower, is right now a sight to behold. There are a number of North American blueberry (Vaccinium) species in North America, in the Heath Family (Ericaceae) both highbush and lowbush; the former are easier to harvest, but all have delicious and healthful fruit.
Blueberries are great northern landscape plants, as they are attractive in all seasons, especially fall, and the edible berries are an added attraction. They do need plenty of moisture when bearing fruit, and an acidic soil, which can be attained by mulching with pine needles or oak leaves or fertilizing with an acid based fertilizer.
|DRAIN THE SWAMP|