New Plants in the Ground
After the move to Puerto Rico, the first thing I planted was a Jobo tree (pronounced hobo). It came from a tree, not too far from here. It’s similar to a Mango, but the fruit are much smaller. I started it from a seed and it is now over 9 feet tall with a 3.5 inch thick trunk. They shed their leaves during the Dry Season.. the first time it did that, it spooked me. It looks good now.
Next up were 2 Mandarin trees purchased from a local nursery in early 2010… only one survived though they were identical.
The one that prospered stands about 5 feet tall and is quite healthy now.
I also planted an… Continue reading
The Plan: I should be able to spend 2 to 3 days in Ponce checking out the islands 2nd largest city. There are several museums and historical sites to see here. Then I will proceed from there, into the mountains to Santa Isabel, up to Coamo, Villalba, and Jayuya. That will be followed by Adjuntas and Utuado. By then, I’ll have only a couple days to get my tail back to the airport in San Juan for the trip home. This assumes everything went as planned and I don’t really expect anything to go as planned! So I am prepared to extend the trip a week or two if needed to hit every place I have in mind. This IS during Hurricane season, ya know.… Continue reading