Monday, April 2, 2012

Orange Tree

One more from the yard:

I have had this orange tree for 5 or 6 years.  It has only bloomed and made fruit one time.
It is now covered in blooms.  I feel that the mild winter must have contributed to the blooms.I'm sure it should be pruned, maybe moved to another location, but I hate to risk it.  It is on the south side of the house, protected from any north winds.

The rewards are twofold from the orange tree.  First is the wonderful scent.  It makes the yard smell so sweet.  The second is the sweet fruit.  I think it must be either mandarin or tangerine.....they were so sweet and delicious it makes my mouth water in anticipation.

If every bloom makes an orange I'm going to an ample supply of Vitamin C.....

12 comments:

Jill said...

I envy you....having an orange tree would be so lovely. I hope you gets tons to eat!

Michelle said...

How wonderful that you have an orange tree!

gigihawaii said...

How nice! My mother has several orange trees as well as a pomelo tree in her yard.

Betsy said...

oh my goodness...won't that be fun!?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'll bet that sweet scent is just heavenly!! Anticipation is almost as good as the taste... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---you may have loads and loads of oranges this year... How neat!!!!! Just hope it doesn't get too hot too soon...

Gonna be out-of-pocket for a few days...
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

how sunny delightful!



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Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Ohhh so pretty, nanny, i wanna smell them =)

Gypsy Heart said...

Thanks so much for your email! I lost your email addy. It has been a very scary afternoon here but I believe all the storms are gone. I think there were 12 tornadoes dancing around...so much damage. I feel so sorry for all those people. Sirens kept going off here but just had rain, hail & wind. DFW is just a few minutes east and it was bad there.

Would LOVE to have an orange tree! The scent would be heavenly. Can't wait to see what happens...

xo
Pat

Wren said...

How wonderful that you have an orange tree! Lovely photos.

Amanda said...

I know a certain Little Man who would be racing you out the door each morning once that fruit is ripe. Alex loves sweet oranges! Hope you get a bushel!

Solar Powered said...

How cool! I can't wait to see what you get.