The Illustrated: How Does My Garden Grow?

Back in Connecticut there was a rush of color as plants flowered over a short period. Here, something’s blooming year round.

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Steffie picked a lemon earlier today. It came from one of the two little lemon trees (very pretty) near the patio. Wow! We grew that.

We have a small outdoor space. I’m the plant wrangler. Most of our plants are thriving. A few are suspect. We need more flowers!

Back in Connecticut there was a rush of color as plants flowered over a short period. Here, something’s blooming year round.

The flowers attached to this entry are in bloom now. In most cases photography makes them look larger than actual size. They’re all clickable for a larger view.

4 thoughts on “The Illustrated: How Does My Garden Grow?”

  1. I’m guessing that you don’t miss your rooftop garden in New Haven! ­čÖé
    Your photographs are amazing, and it appears you’ve found an area abundant in natural beauty. It must be a wonderful place for a photographer!

  2. One of the things that fascinates me about California citrus (I don’t recall the same phenomenon in Florida) is that one tree can have flowers and fully ripe fruit at the same time. It seems that they yield all year long?

  3. Thanks Geoff! The lemon flower may be sweet but now I can’t get the song out of my head. At least you know someone got your reference.

  4. Geoff:

    I have a lemon tree and two large orange trees brought back to Connecticut from Florida more than 8 years ago. I put them out on the patio in early April and then bring them in my sun room in mid November. Growing citrus can be very rewarding and interesting.

    If you get time, seek out the local citrus farms and even the commercial operations have tours of their facilities. Several times we went in Florida to Indian River and it was a blast. We got free oranges at the end of the tour – lol.

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