zebra
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Blueberry question

I purchased a couple young blueberry plants at one of the big box stores
the other week, and I'm not sure if after planting them they got some kind of freeze damage. Over the course of 7 days, we had 2 nights where the temps fell to the upper 20's. The stems had been green, and had a leaf or two (which I cut off before planting) and now their partially brown. The soil in the holes they are planted in had been mixed with peat and a good compost. I imagine they either have freeze damage or have started to go dormant. Also, I have a good quality weed barrier with red lava stone as a mulch. Any help would be appreciated!

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Can't believe you buy blueberry plants at the big box store when you have such wonderful nurseries in Washington State and Oregon. :lol: I pay a fortune to have mine shipped from those areas to here in S.C.

This one in Eugene, Oregon is great and has a wonderful selection of good size blueberry plants.

[url]https://greergardens.com/[/url]

And I also got great plants from this nursery in Washington.

[url]https://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/index.cfm[/url]
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I was born and raised in Portland, OR.....however, I now live in Yukon, Oklahoma. Not that we don't have great nurseries here (I landscaped my entire yard with their plants), but on impulse, I bought these where I did.

Also....borowki: I like your plantation!

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I was just kidding. My wife and I buy many plants from the big box. It is almost as bad as walmart. Go in with my $15 list and walk out the door having spent ten times that much.
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I'm back...........with yet another dilemma. My 2 plants did come to life, however, now they've shown what looks like insect damage. I'm not sure what insect, but something is eating on them. I've started to treat with some insecticidal soap, but would like to know what you all might think is wrong with them. Now you can see both plants...I never thought this would work!

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Yes there are so many good places to get plants here, I getlots of different kinds and get most of them from the growers them self's as I have some right next to me.I got 23 large plants from a farmer in Corbit Oregon for under $200 this spring. I have them planted in a cage with other berries and a drip system. I am looking forward to eatting the fruit.

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zebra, the photos aren't coming up for me on my computer. Please check.

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Try it now.....

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Something isn't working right....I click Img, then paste image url and click Img again. When previewed, it looks good, and when I go to the actual post it looks good. Then after a couple minutes they vanish. Oh well

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This site won't directly support photos; they need to be hosted elsewhere. Have you read the webmaster's guidelines to posting photos?

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724

I used to have a (yes, one...) blueberry bush in Berkeley...

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I can see them now! Yipee

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The pictures are showing up now, so if anyone has some ideas, please let me know.

Thanks!

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hi

i am in ny and we are already getting blueberries and raspberriesand grapes and apples,

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Are you giving them fertilizer for acidic plants?

Never fear I had a plant that looked worse than that and it came back and is actually doing pretty well.

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