I don't know about your area, but around here, blueberries and various
forms of indigo grow, literally, into each other. Hard to get to the
berries, without trampling all over the indigoes. If you go to:
and take a look through both false and true indigoes, or perhaps find
something else that is close, perhaps we could better find out what is
there? When you say "bush" that suggests to me a woody or shrubby type
of growth habit, is that correct?
There are other bushes I can think of that perhaps may grow close to
blueberries, who also enjoy the acid soil and thrive in partial shade,
but the indigoes, at least here, are the ones that seem to be the most
"familial" -heck, doggone close to"intimate" <G>. The branches of the
two types intertwine, to be closer to truth. If you could give more
info, such as leaf type, soil and light, type of soil, color, shape,
and time of bloom, etc., that might help us track it down. Does the
shrub have thorns? What color bark does it have? Is it a branching, or
an "umbrella" type habit? Mutliple stems, like canes, or a central stem?
In the meantime, anything that supplies bee goodies can't be all bad!
Feed those Bees! Make them happy critters, and they will love you! <G>
, Lucia Ruedenberg Wright <lucia@l...>
The bushes tend to be surrounded by another bush with
> sweet smelling blossoms that attract bees that I have not yet
> but appears to be a companion plant and yet it makes getting to the
> blueberries so difficult that we had to trample them down and makes me
> want to uproot them.
> On 4 Aug 2003, Art Petrzelka wrote:
> > I was reading this book about how certain "deep-diving" weeds enhance
> > the growth of other plants by providing channels through heavy ground
> > for other roots, wick up moisture from deeper earth, and pull mineral
> > nutrients up into the feeding zone of other plants.
> > Weeds: Guardians of the Soil, by Joseph A. Cocannouer
> > http://www.journeytoforever.org/farm_library/weeds/WeedsToC.html
> > If you haven't looked at Journey to Forever, it's a great Web site for
> > non-traditional farmers. And to think that I was feeling bad because I
> > couldn't keep up with the weeds. My Brandywine tomatoes have leaves as
> > big as my hand!
> "No, my friend, the way to have good and safe government, is not to
> it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to
> exactly the functions he is competent to. It is by dividing and
> subdividing these republics from the national one down through all its
> subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man's
> himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may
> all will be done for the best".
> -- Thomas Jefferson, to Joseph Cabell, 1816
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