Pink lady slipper.  It’s a wild orchard that grows around here.  It likes acidic soil which may give you an idea as to why I do most of my gardening in boxes.

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Slightly out of focus close up. My hand must have been shaking a bit.  I probably need a drink.

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Tomato in one of those upside down planters that they sell on tv for $19.95.  2 for $29.95.  I got the seedling planted, added the soil, as was carrying it over to hang up when I dropped it.  Crunch.  The stem broke in 3 places.  It didn’t break off, but the fibre that gives the stem support completely let go.  Hmmm…  Normally it would be a write off but I figured if I was going to hang it upside down then it doesn’t actually need the support.  2 weeks later and it’s all healed up (relatively speaking).  It took a week to decide whether it was going to live or die, but now that it’s decided on life, it’s begun to send out new leaves. I’m excited.

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View from the front porch on a beautiful Friday evening.  Newly planted apple tree – left of centre – it’s put out about 6-8 inches of new growth since I planted it 4 weeks ago.

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The rhubarb.  I’ve got 3 varieties going.  These are Canada Red (?) and some other kind that I stole from my father-in-law’s backyard.  The German something-or-other variety (off camera) seems to be more late season than this.

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