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On March 5, 2011 at 7:33 AM
Great pictures Miriam!!!
I only wish things were starting to bloom up here… but soon!!!
On February 28, 2011 at 8:23 AM
Oh how wonderful to be able to pick citrus right from your own trees.
On February 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM
Here also Citrus are starting to bloom…last winter was so mild, they got
confused and bloomed fully in January…My young navel orange had not a
single fruit this year, `i suppose because of that..Hope this year will be
better so there will be fruits next winter…..
Citrus trees are so beautiful and the fragrance is so gorgeous, I’d grow at
least one even if the fruits were not edible….
On February 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM
Beautiful pictures, Miriam! What area in Calif. are you in? I can almost smell
the fragrance just looking at the pictures!
Citrus trees seem to do well in California. My kumquat plant is full of little
orange fruits. I just got a semi-dwarf Meyer lemon tree that has a lot of blooms
on it right now, hoping to get some lemons from it in the coming months!
On February 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Another beautiful flower Miriam
On February 26, 2011 at 4:06 PM
This is a “rich” & very real description of the citrus blossoms. I can smell the fragrance from afar. It brings back many fond memories from Israel where there are citrus groves all over the country. Therefor, the aroma is so rich.
On February 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM
Oh my, they are lovely; and they remind me what a warm wonderful place
the desert is in winter. Your garden photos transport me to spring and
summer every day! xo terry
by Patty S.
On February 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM
My citrus are also exploding with blossoms, especially my lemon and my grapefruit! I love the blossom buds on the grapefruit, they are big and fat, just like their future fruits. Let’s hope this recent storm we’re having doesn’t bring with it nasty winds. And, citrus flower pollen is extremely low on the list of offending pollens causing allergies, so not to worry! Any flower that has a strong fragrance or flowers that are extremely attractive (to birds & bees) are not “high offenders”. It is the pollen from weeds, trees (with minor flowers), and other plants with insignificant flowers that cause allergen issues. So, enjoy the fragrance, there is no correlation between strong fragrance and strong allergic reactions!
~ Patty S. (RN, and also someone with a LOT of seasonal hayfever issues with a yard full of lovely citrus and back an 80 acre Valencia orange orchard!)
by Beth Byrne
On February 26, 2011 at 10:51 AM
Oh, I wish I could smell those!!!
by Miriam Admin
On February 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM
The garden is alive with Citrus Blossoms. Meyer lemon, grapefruit, orange and lime blossoms are everwhere keeping the bees very busy. Every year the trees are loaded with blooms and then out of nowhere we’ll get some strong winds which selectively blow off blossoms. The fragrance can be overpowering especially for people with allergies. It’s always a mystery as to how many blossoms will survive to produce fruit. Mother nature is sometimes kind and sometimes not.