Garden Update

I've always loved to garden, and living at a condominium doesn't really provide me with ample opportunities to dabble in the soil, but I try where I can. 

So far this season has not been very favorable for most plants - the frigid winter damaged many of our rhododendron bushes, and the extremely dry spring has left everything struggling for water, making for a very slow bud-popping process. 

Last fall, Larisa and I planted some spring flowers - tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in a small flower bed near my house. After many cold, dry weeks, they have finally shown their full beauty this week.

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The extreme drought conditions we have been seeing across the region have been very favorable for the grape vines, my 6 year old Chardonnay varietal is sprouting up pretty nicely after a heavy trim this spring. 

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I've set up a new vine line a bit further away from the wall of the house to provide access for future maintenance of the building. Hopefully the move hasn't hurt the harvest this fall.

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