That's right, mine bloomed first.
I was pretty stoked to find my blueberry bushes beginning to bloom. It looks like they may have started about two days ago, but I was too busy to get out there in the "garden". My blueberries are a melange of varieties ... tiffblue, climax, beckblue, ... all rabbiteye southern types who grow taller than you can reach.
Last year was a small crop, so this year I'm expecting big things. My great expectations could be dashed by a hard late freeze, but March 15th is our average last freeze time, so the chances of success are looking pretty good.
Only a few of my bushes are actually blooming. They are all on their own internal clock and some varieties are early while others take their time. That allows for a nice staggered crop that ripens sequentially so that usually, I can eat backyard blueberries from May to July.
Blueberries seem to be almost carefree, like our muscadine grapes. No need to spray bug dope on them or stress over fungal diseases. Just give them some acid fertilizer and decent waterings and they will reward you and the cardinals with amazing production.
For you spring watchers, other things blooming around here include dogwoods, jessamine, sparkleberry, hogplum, and black cherry. The redbuds bloomed weeks ago. The day is 72 F, clear and blue right now, but the forecast calls for grey rainy weather to come in.
How did the weather guys know I was planning a topless JEEP weekend?