Monday, March 1, 2010

Highbush Cranberry--March 2010

I know this monthly post is getting a bit predictable. But I commited to it last June and I'm going to see it though. I have to admit the Highbush Cranberry hasn't shown much change over the last couple months. Very little change in the bush itself but some in the berries. The first day of spring is March 20, and I expect to begin to see some major changes. I hope you'll check back on April 1 to see what Mother Nature has in store.

We have had a very cold, windy, stormy winter. That these berries have held on in nearly 50 mph gusts amazes me. I have always loved this bush but I have never paid this much attention to it and its cycle. I really don’t know when or how it drops these last berries. Do they get pushed off by new growth? Do they finally just dry up and fall off? It is amazing that so many are still there after this winter.

To see the changes, go to June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February.


Mommakin said...

Do you know - I was so excited about the first of the month that I told my husband and daughter about your project? They agreed that it was a pretty cool thing to do. I didn't expect much today. Stupid winter. But I have high hopes for next month!!!

The pictures are still gorgeous, though.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, that is surprising.

Wanda said...

I'll be here in April, hopefully to see a little hint of green!

Just Breathe said...

Hard to believe they are still hanging on.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Those berries are beautiful and I love it when the bush is blooming with the white flowers. I'm thinking a little sugar on top of those berries and they should be pretty tasty.


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