I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Monday, February 27, 2006

More about Spring in the Desert

I'm sitting at my desk and looked up this morning to see my apricot tree beginning to bloom. That means more work, picking fresh fruit, cooking jam and sauce, fighting the birds and cleaning up the dropped fruit. It's an amazing tree, very prolific. Right beside it is my lemon tree with literally lemons hanging and blossoms for this years fruit already opening. It's a dwarf Meyer Improved lemon. We didn't get any fruit the first 3 years but since then, we get hundreds of lemons every year. It isn't possible to use them all so my husband and I pass them out to everyone we know. No one leaves without a bag of lemons. So the saying goes, when life (or your friend) gives you lemons, make lemonade.


Blogger jellyhead said...

These are all such gorgeous shots, but I think the lemons are my favourite. I'm imagining them picked and squeezed over fresh fish....drool, drool!

February 27, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

Say jellyhead, are you near Moss Vale? My best friend from high school lives there. She and her husband are musicians.

February 27, 2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

There's nothing like fresh lemonade. I miss the good old days of fresh fruit in California. Here in Kentucky the pickins are slim...and not all fruit trees can be grown outdoors. Great photo.

February 27, 2006 7:08 PM  
Blogger Motherkitty said...

By Jove, she's getting the hang of posting pictures (and lovely ones they are). Can't wait to see pictures of your yard.

February 27, 2006 7:29 PM  

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