Who can resist the delicate beauty and sweet, delicious scent of a citrus tree in bloom?
As I mentioned in a recent post, my parents added a Tangerine tree (Citrus reticulata) to their Florida landscape this year.
After spending several weeks with the folks, enjoying the warm Florida sun and the sweet scent of Tangerine blooms, it was somewhat difficult to come back to Wisconsin in March.
The Tangerine tree was covered in blooms.
By the time I left, little Tangerine fruits were starting to form.
But look what was waiting when I got back home.
Hard to see from this angle?
New buds on the Lemon tree (Citrus x meyeri)!
Not just buds, but new growth, too.
By the time you read this, some of these buds might be blooming.
Plus, we have ripe Lemons!
And more waiting in the wings for the coming weeks.
So, while I had to face a late Midwestern snowfall that covered the Daffodils ...
I made it back in time to see the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) blooming.
The fishman and I harvested our first Meyer Lemon.
And we celebrated with refreshing, Lemon-flavored, Wisconsin craft beers. It's great to be home. Cheers!
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