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Blueberry bush wacked low - survival for winter?

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We are gearing up towards winter here in N. IL....which partly means whacking the peony plants to the ground and burning the stalks/leaves (cannot compost them).  Unfortunately, I planted new blueberry bushes on either end of the peony bed.  Yeah...well....:ep

 

The blueberry bushes are now 4" tall.  They are a bush type to begin with...so I'm thinking they'll survive. 

 

Any 'whoops, us too?!' comments?  Should I mulch heavily to protect the cut ends? 

-- Blessed are the flexible, for they will not break --

Beloved spouse of wonderful husband, Mom to two men-in-training, 4 Eastern 3-toed box turtles, 1 spoiled parrotlet, 1 playful feline and a jealous dog.  20 Black Java laying flock.  Love our Java's!  Meaties growin' in the barn.  Bees humming in the garden.  Orchard going in.  Work never ever completed - but loving it! 

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-- Blessed are the flexible, for they will not break --

Beloved spouse of wonderful husband, Mom to two men-in-training, 4 Eastern 3-toed box turtles, 1 spoiled parrotlet, 1 playful feline and a jealous dog.  20 Black Java laying flock.  Love our Java's!  Meaties growin' in the barn.  Bees humming in the garden.  Orchard going in.  Work never ever completed - but loving it! 

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I call my hubby "Mr. Mows It All" because of his penchant to mow down everything green.  Beautiful stand of rhubarb?  Gone.  High bush blueberries?  Gone.  Zucchini?  Special pleasure in making them all gone.  I once caught him trying to mow down a cherry tree.  (It was in the lawn).  Thankfully, I don't believe in divorce, and murder is against the law.  He has other redeeming qualities that make the mowing issue a non issue!  The blueberries never recovered.  I now put big, too heavy to move boulders around any plantings "in the lawn" that would do lots of damage to the mower if it got too close to my plants.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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