Weekly Photo Challenge: Change ~ Growing in the Garden


Our life has been a year of changes for before long; we will celebrate one year of making the move from Canada to Panama.  For me the most symbolic images would be of the changes we’ve made in la casa; specifically in our outdoor space.  I’ve chosen the front garden to illustrate this:

June 2012 - The frist plants, fence and rocks.

June 2012 – The first plants, fence and rocks.

April 2013 - Even the papaya tree was less than a foot tall when planted.

April 2013 – Even the papaya tree was less than a foot tall when planted.

Tending the garden in Panama has meant slowing down, building our new life and adapting to the changes in us and our surroundings.   When we moved into la casa the yard was hard, dry dirt.  It didn’t take long to make it into our little oasis that we enjoy tending almost every day.  Some of the plants we purchased from the vivero, many are extra plants from friend’s gardens and some were simply cuttings we found on our travels around the burg that we stuck in the ground, hoping they would grow.  Like our plants we’ve been transplanted from one habitat and bloomed and grown in our new home in the sun.

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7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Change ~ Growing in the Garden

  1. Dan and Janet says:

    Looking good!!! Must be nice having a year long growing season. What are you planting in the yard? Does the area support oranges? Here in Alberta at the moment is -5, I’m sure you miss it,lol

    • indacampo says:

      We just talked to Eric’s folks and no, we don’t miss it! Snow, snow and more snow. I have some small citrus trees; a grafted lemon and a native limón. The native citrus grows better, actually anything that’s native grows better. The oranges are very good for juice and not bad to eat if you don’t mind all the seeds. The nacional fruits haven’t had everything bred out of them like the Florida or California type.

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  3. Kris says:

    Wow, that’s definitely a change, and in less than a year. The rains are returning here and I am inspired seeing what you have done 🙂

    • indacampo says:

      No rain…well a few sprinkles. There’s been a little more down the coast, only a half hour away! We could already see the green coming back.

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