Friday, July 2, 2010

BIG News!

Diego and I bought our House (ie: the one we are currently renting the second floor flat!). We are now the proud owners of a Duplex! Closing day was on June 30th and we had an adequate celebration of bubbly and sushi. Yesterday was Canada Day (Happy 143 Canada!) and we had a small BBQ with friends, with a toast to the new house and some lovely fireworks to top it off. Now the new garden and plants I have put in are not in vain!
New veggie patch in the backyard. I planted eggplant, carrots, parsnips, fennel, snow peas, dill and green onions.
Close up of zucchini and green onions.
Our side of the house garden with a jungle of cherry tomato plants coming back from last year's leftovers! I used the plants as ground cover over the winter and low and behold, they seeded themselves! :)
The radishes also seeded themselves, but bolted early on since we had some hot weather in early June. I will collect the seed heads this time and keep them for a cooler location next year.
There were a few leftover onions that have gotten huge and will be very tasty! I also planted some cilantro which is coming along nicely and some nasturtiums for a colourful and peppery salad treat!
Yesterday was a great day for some sun tea! Citrus mint sweetened with Honey. Refreshing! I will leave you with a couple of photos of our beautiful petunias!
Have a great weekend!


  1. ouuu new garden section! very cool!
    Sorry we didn't make it last night- I'll email you some more details.... :)


  2. Huge Congrats Allie!!! That is awesome!! And the garden is gorgeous!! Looks yummy!! :) We really need to all get together again soon! Hope you and Diego are well! XOXO

  3. Congratulations! That's so exciting! :)

  4. I am so thrilled for you guys!! It's especially gratifying to not lose the garden, isn't it?

  5. Congratulations on your big purchase. The garden looks nice and healthy. Don't you just love sun tea. I haven't made any so far this year. I usually wait til I'm on vacation.