Wouldja look at that succulent beauty?
So, one of the things we did on my recent birthday was to go to a local nursery.
I have had my heart set on having fruit trees forever, and decided that we should try our hands at growing some potted trees on our patio. The gardener at the nursery was so helpful, and seemed confident that fruit trees would thrive as long as we water them regularly and give them plenty of sun and an occasional dose of fertilizer. We chose a peach tree, a cherry, a lemon and an orange. So far, the peach and the orange are showing immediate results! The peach tree had a few tiny green beginnings of peaches when we bought it, and the orange tree had a nice sized green orange, but nothing else. After only a few weeks, the peaches have really grown, and are beginning to ripen. The smell is incredible! Luscious, succulent, juicy peaches just waiting for the perfect moment to be made into something fabulous.
The orange tree is blossoming
and has several baby oranges beginning to form,
and the lemon has one lone blossom…hopefully, Miss Lemon will show the same enthusiasm as her sister the orange soon.
Look at that honker! I wonder when it will turn orange?
The cherry…well, cherry season is already over, so no blossoms or fruit, but she’s looking healthy for the most part. I think. lol Maybe I should start singing Cherry Oh Baby to her? A little UB never hurt anybody…in fact they make me pretty darned happy, so maybe they’d work on her as well.
So, what do you think of our little inner-city orchard?