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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Apr 26, 2010

It was a very constructive weekend. But to my displeasure I had to remove a brittle peach and apple tree. Seems like the transplant didn't work and went downwards after that. It's hard to diagnose what could have gone wrong.
But now there's room to plant new trees, and that I did. I planted a semi-dwarf peach tree and to my surprise the banana tree was showing a sign of life so I decided to place it where the apple tree was. It still looks empty in the yard. I'm looking forward to planting more mature trees in the near future.
The vegetable garden is doing well, although some of the squash seem to be growing at a much slower rate. The tomatoes seem to have done their time,the potatoes are doing really good, so are the onions. I transplanted the corn that were in the seed starter trays and I'm sure they will be fine too.
I had to get more herbs. There's never enough Oregano and Basil I'm always plucking at them to use in my kitchen!
For the first time I used Fish Fertilizer on all my plants so I'm hoping the extra nutrients will provide good results. I made the mistake of smelling it once I opened the bottle and that was a very nasty surprise.
And oh yes i saw a little watermelon plant that I couldn't resist because it was there all alone on a shelf at the store. I brought it home and placed it near my cantaloupe. I'm hoping some good melons will come from it.

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