We've been working hard out at the Coahuila garden and have made some progress with projects that we hope will fare well as we enjoy a (brief?) East Texas Spring. Most recently, Satsuma is doing well (thanks to great advice from our wonderful neighbor Steve W. - Thanks, Steve!) She was here, by the side of the garage, rather shaded by the oak trees above:
[caption id="attachment_315" align="alignnone" width="500"] Satsuma orange, against the back of the garage, left hand side.[/caption]
Not the best place for a sun-loving citrus. So, we bit our lips, dug a big hole next to the pomegranate, and dug up the Satsuma last Sunday when it was thankfully cool. We powdered her roots with rooting hormone, padded her down with soil and compost, mulched her with leaves and gave her a good drink. We placed her up against the Eastern fence, right next to the small pile of compost you see here:
[caption id="attachment_316" align="alignnone" width="500"] Satsuma's new home to-be, not far from the pomegranate plant on the left hand side.[/caption]
We were told to water the Satsuma everyday, which we did. Some of tender new growth did not fare well - but, wonder of all wonders, the majority of the tiny, new leaves recovered. We're still holding our breath a little bit because we're not sure whether the flower buds will open. We're optimistic: it's been five days, and the buds still feel plump and solid. Satsuma! We hope you recover from your shock! We promise, you'll love your relocation.
[caption id="attachment_317" align="alignnone" width="500"] Happy to be home, we hope![/caption]