Patio update

The flowers are in full bloom now and they smell amazing. I wish we had smell-o-vision to share it with you.

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Luckily these plants and trees that are already on our patio are taken care of by our strata. But since we have some space, I would like to try out some gardening for myself. Maybe learn a little about my own green thumb. A friend recommended a local nursery, Phoenix Perennialsย that is doing amazing things with plants for small spaces (well and many other things but this is what I am interested in ๐Ÿ™‚

They recommended a few container workshops to get up to speed as well as a few grafted trees to get the most fruit/veggies/flowers that we can for our space.

We will be ready to pick up our new grafted trees in a few weeks. Hopefully they will have a small harvest that will give us little treats this fall but likely it will take 2-3 years to get real fruit.

The first tree I want to tell you about is the Ketchup and Fries tree. It has cherry tomatoes grafted with potatoes to give 2 wonderful edibles. I can’t wait to see it in real life.

Ketchup and fries Tree Phoenix Perennials

Ketchup and fries Tree
Phoenix Perennials

The second is a Fruit Salad tree. This tree has five different stone fruits on the same tree. One per branch! Peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and almonds. This will be so yummy in a few years.

Fruit Salad Tree

Fruit Salad Tree

I can’t wait to go to their workshop and start growing something. I’m also excited to get the customized container system going. Phoenix Perennials is just amazing to work with especially with the knowledge of the city, our climate and how to create and maintain a small space in downtown Vancouver. Next to plan what veggies to put in our container garden…

Spring is here!

We went to visit the new condo this past weekend to show our cousin the “bones” of the place. The crew inside is still working on its foundational layers but things are progressing well. Hopefully I’ll have some more finished pictures in the next 2-3 weeks to show you. Until then, there have been some major changes on the patio I can share. I apologize to those of you on the East Coast. I don’t mean to brag but I was unprepared for the budding I saw here. I never had a garden growing up, so this is all new to me. Now I need to actually learn about gardening. I am way more excited about that than I thought I would be. The kids are over the moon. We are going to get some patio planters and grow a few vegetables that the kids can harvest. Maybe then they will eat their broccoli ๐Ÿ™‚

Spring has sprung!