i have a brand spanking new orange tree in my front yard! this brings the number of my fruit trees to 3. that's practically a front yard orchard. isn't it? of course all 3 are just pups, but the orange does have an orange on it and plenty of flowers that will hopefully turn into big juicy oranges.
and the fruit cocktail tree has peach blossoms on it. and last year it gave me 8 tasty peaches. my sad little meyer lemon tree is the runt of the litter. but he does look slightly less sad since he was taken out of his pot and put in the yard. i have high hopes for him too.
I came across THIS article about growing fruit in your yard. really good! so now i'm thinking i need a lime, plum or apricot, and another peach tree. maybe an apricot. i have plenty of room. and plenty of time to ponder.
in the back patio i've been repotting succulents and moving more aeoniums against this dusky wall. these guys grow in the full sun, but seem to prefer more filtered light.
i've always loved the combination of this violet-blue-pink rosette next to the fuzzy bluish clusters.
i just repotted all of these guys. they were overgrowing their other containers. and all the succulents that were in this orange pot had gotten HUGE so i did some major pruning and repotting of them too.
i started this new bowl of babies. it's fun to watch them grow. how i love coming outside every morning and admiring my growing succulent collection while i slurp my coffee.
also got 3 or 4 new lavender plants in the ground.
here's the little orange tree. semi-dwarf washington navel – super sweet and seedless. at least that's what the tag says!
and finally…HERE is a little public fruit orchard right in south LA.
if you have an apricot or plum tree i'd love to hear how you like them. do you can or preserve all the extra fruit?