Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Orange Trees


Orange Tree
January 10, 2009

This time of year there isn't much to report for gardening on the homefront. We are under a heavy blanket of snow making those new seed catalogues look all the more enticing. We just returned from our winter vacation in the sunny south. We stayed in the Lakeland area where local strawberries were in season and the orange trees were laden with fruit. You can read more about our vacation here and here. For the next few posts here I'm going to focus on some of the Florida vegetation we enjoyed. As we wandered through the grounds we noticed a lot of vegetation that we were not familiar with so I will post pictures of some in the hopes a reader may be able to identify the plant.

It was technically winter in Florida during our vacation so things were not as lush and green as they could be but there was no blanket of snow so we were willing to just enjoy. Orange trees adorned just about every lot in the exclusive golf and country club we stayed at. They were beautiful and we did enjoy fruit from them. The fruit was mouthwatering!

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
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5 comments:

  1. Wow! You've very nice gardening blog here. I will visit again.

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  2. Wow nice! I hope I can plant like that too. I am still learning...

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  3. Fresh oranges! We'd have to grow them inside, and I'd kill them! Hey- congrats on PR4!

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  4. Thank-you so much for the compliment yeokeehui!

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  5. Unfortunately oranges would have to be grown indoors in tropical Ontario! I have seen them grown in greenhouses and atriums so I might try growing a small variety indoors. I doubt I will have much luck.

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