Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Last Fall I received notice that we had to clear out the Community Garden as the city was FINALLY going to decontaminate the soil and we were going to be able to grow some of the those veggies that need more space to grow. Being the dutiful and dedicated gardener that I am, the perennials were dug up and brought home where the lilies survived and thrived and will one day be brought back to the community garden.
Unfortunately we are now almost to the month of July and the work has not been completed, although I am really happy that they have done the expansion of the space and it will now go all the way to the street. I have been in contact with local politicians concerning the work and there has been no consultation or feedback solicited from the garden members and I hope that the new garden will be more accessible to more people (including those with limited mobility) and that next year we can finally get back in and have a truly organic gardening space to work our magic.
Things were quiet in the Urban Jungle over the winter months and with a ton of family commitments things are getting back on line. Here is a bit of a progress report since last Fall.
All of the flower beds in the back have been expanded and given a good healthy shot of organic soil, and all the planting was done in mid May (just after the Queen’s Birthday) and although we had a bit of late frost, everything survived quite well. The composter was shifted closer to the house and the whole side bed was maximised for planting.
The weeping crab apple tree was in glorious bloom this spring and was even bigger and more beautiful than any previous year. I think the past couple years of heavy snow have helped with that.
The entire back corner around the blue spruce was reworked and the gazebo covering the Oasis was changed out for something more resistant and permanent. As you can see things are prepped but not planted yet, just the perennials are coming up and some of them were divided and moved around to help fill in the new beds. The vines were fussed with all around the garden and extra support given where needed.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It's kind of reminiscent of last year when Romeo arrived, and you might notice that there is a certain resemblance between Spaz and Angelina (very similar markings) and they look like they could be related.
The other kitties are slowly warming up to having another beast around. Romeo has been the easiest (which is no surprise he seems to have one of the temperaments that is more easy going), Houdini is not bad as long as the new guy understand who the boss is, and our little girl is still not happy with the whole thing and will take some more time.
Spaz is a real charmer... and it's almost impossible for me to say no to a baby (he is just over 5 months according to the Vet) and he has been worming his way into our hearts here at home. Like our previous stray that arrived and never left, the new boy has been eating like a pig and sleeping for hours at a time. Yesterday he slept almost the entire day and we chalk it up to the stress of being outside and starting to catch up on some nutrition. The little guy has huge rabbit feet (like Houdini) and we have the definite impression that this is going to be one monster of a kitty as well.
As mentioned, he has had his first visit to the Vet (his follow up for his vaccinations is at the end of the month) and next month he will be going in to get "fixed" so we don't have any male kitty issues at home. I am pretty sure that things will even out over time and that Angelina will come to love and accept him, it took a while but she finally came around to Romeo and he is one of her best friends now. Time will tell.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I thought it would be fun to try to put some perspective in the space and try to give a better view of our little green corner of the universe. It's not the best quality, but an interesting experience and hopefully enjoyable!