Joe and Rita’s Berry Patch

I enjoy gardening when it is not too hot (as it is in Princeton now), but I am not very successful at it. In fact, the heat and lack of water when we were away in July has killed a number of plants I had nursed along for several years, including two Ponderosa pines that I had grown from small shoots.  Oh, well, it’s the exercise that counts, I keep telling myself.

So, with my miserable gardening record is is a delight to note that my brown thumb has not been inherited by all in the family.  Nell’s plants looked great the last time I saw them, and now we hear that Joe and Rita are having a bumper crop of blueberries.  So bumper, apparently, that it is attracted media attention!  Take a load of this item from the Roane County News:

Local berry growers balance work, rewards

Way to go!

And thanks for all those blueberries we got when we came by in July!

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2 Responses to Joe and Rita’s Berry Patch

  1. Hugh Matlock says:

    You may be pleased to hear that “Scientists today reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way.” See: Eating berries may activate the brain’s natural housekeeper for healthy aging.

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