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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring Catch Up

The perennials are really filling in.

Well, it's been way to long since my last post. So here's a little, just to catch up. My ex-brother in-law Ray Salcedo, who now lives in South Korea, came to visit for a couple a weeks in Feb. We had a great time, this pic is a trip to the Kona side, a historical landmark 'The place of refuge'The garden continues to grow, it was very dry in Jan. & Feb. we had to water quite a bit & actually had to buy water (we only have catchment) a few times. Our next door neighbor Greg let me hook up an inch and a half hose to his well, so we now have all the water we need, if it doesn't rain. March started a more regular rain cycle, getting about a half inch a night, trust me, much appreciated.
We added some more new beds in front. After the scrub was removed, we built retaining walls and filled them with cinder soil. The plants seem to love it, but we do have to feed quite often as it doesn't hold much nutrient. I'm hoping the tick layer of mulch will decompose and provide a slow feed long term, and save the cost of fertilizer. Costly here.

Really enjoying the Seashore paspalum turf, it always get comment when people see it.
We went to a great garden in Opihikao, this amazing palm, Attalea cohune is definitely on the list to put in the garden.
I promise to post more regularly, getting more settled here.

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