While taking photos of my berries this morning, I couldn't help but think of lines from Robert Frost's poem, "Blueberries". I can only imagine the sight he describes in the poem... "And all ripe together, not some of them green and some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!" It is a rare sight for all the berries on the bush to be in the same stage of ripening, as you can see from the photo.
This mornings harvest made for a nice touch of fresh fruit with breakfast. All the berries picked today came from one bush. There are several still to ripen. I planted this, and one other bush, last year in an old bathtub that was once used for a water trough. The two bushes have more than quadrupled in size over the past year. Wish I knew what variety they are. It seems to be a late variety as they are just now becoming ripe.
Excited about how well the bushes were doing in a container, I bought eight more this past spring. I was even able to get a few berries off each. I can't wait to see how they grow over the next year! Four of the new bushes are Premier and the other four are Tiff Blue. Their berries have since come and gone for the season.
I want to leave you with another image Frost created with his words, "You ought to have seen how it looked in the rain, the fruit mixed with water in layers of leaves, like two kinds of jewels, a vision for thieves."