Wednesday, 29 May 2013


I'm still pulling together the Mermaid Garden of 2013. Mother Nature was been watering it ... so much that I'm worried seeds got washed away. :-(

Some of my seedlings have survived and are thriving - green zebra tomatoes, sweet peppers, pansies, and cilantro.

I had a surprise when I started cleaning up the garden - some Johnny jump up pansies had jumped up in the vegetable area. I transplanted them into pots and they are growing nicely.

Surviving from last year - periwinkle, ferns, white nancy, and chives. The lilac bush I planted last year is growing very quickly. I didn't expect it to bloom this year, and I doubt that it will.

Last year, I found a little sliver of a bush by a fence and transplanted it out into the open. This year, I'm sort of thinking it's not a bush - it may be a tree! Must research.

This year's acquisitions include two blueberry bushes, already blooming, and raspberry bushes. I love fresh fruit and it took some work to find some bushes that aren't strawberry - I'm allergic to strawberries.

So where are the pictures? Well, I've been taking them, but I'm really busy this time of year. And I have more gardening news - there is a new community garden debuting this year in my neighbourhood. I've agreed to use my web expertise to set up a Facebook group and a blog to publicize it and generate interest. I've rented one of the phase 1 plots and am excited to be able to plant things like corn, which just aren't possible in my tiny backyard, with soil that is full of rocks. (Also, the gas line was placed in the middle of the garden, terrible planning there).

If you'd like to know more, check out the Deer Ridge Community Garden blog or Facebook group.


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