Thursday, April 17, 2008
Dwarf Peach Tree
Prunus persica 'Bonfire'
I don’t know too much about this genetic dwarf Peach Tree other than I like it every time I see it. I have always wanted to grow one but haven’t gotten around to actually buying one. Long thin burgundy leaves and peaches follow these flowers in the summer.
It is hardy to USDA Zone 5 and grows well in containers. I shot this at the nursery and should of bought the tree.
Yesterday when I got home from work I noticed my dog (Molly) was lethargic and a bit clumsy. It got worse after a little awhile and by the time I decided to go to the vet she couldn’t walk. We know she has cancer and all the signs were pointing to a bleeding tumor, as her gums were ashen white.
I got her to the Vet and lucky he was working late. A quick abdominal tap and blood count test confirmed our fears. Molly looked liked she was on her deathbed. Karen and I were serious contemplating a very difficult decision. The doctor decided to do another red cell count test a half an hour later. If was down that would be terrible, if it were up then there is a slight chance of hope. It was up and Molly seemed to be getting better, some color returned to her gums, she was drinking and looked a lot more with it.
We decided to take her home and she had dinner (a good sign) and is resting at my feet as I type this. We know we could have her for a few more hours, days or months at this point. I will gladly take any time I have with her. Today she is almost back to normal.
What an emotional roll coaster!
This is an Aloe flower picture that has been hanging around I thought I would go ahead and post it.