21 December 2017

Christmas in the Garden

Bringing you some pretty photos of the garden.
Here is a wreath with green tucked in asymmetrically and hung on the garden cottage she shed. 

It is also time to pick the citrus. These are Meyer lemons, and they are ready earlier this year.
The warmer autumn probably caused them to ripen sooner. Last year I made lemon bars and canned lemon marmalade. Actually, it was my first time. It canned properly, but didn't set well, so ended up using it to make sweet and sour chicken or lemon chicken during the year.  It was quite tasty, because I had placed cinnamon sticks in while it cooked.

The weather is nice enough to place the pumpkins outdoors now. Earlier they would have rotted.
This is a grapefruit tree. It sort of folds over on itself, because the fruit is so heavy right now, and it is fairly young. But once the fruit is picked it will straighten. The tree on the left is filled with delicious mandarin oranges.

Some tasty tangelos over here...

The white roses are blooming and the lavender will begin to bloom soon.
There are tomatoes out here, lettuce, and basil as well.

This time of year, even without snow, there is a peacefulness and quiet ness. The trees that do change color have turned gold and are dropping leaves, and the wind that picks up this time of year will blow them away.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
And thank you for visiting throughout the year!

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  1. Merry Christmas Su! xoxo

  2. What a beautiful wreath!

    I don't have a grapefruit tree but I have the perfect place for another citrus tree and I think this might be a great choice.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas Su. Love your sweet garden. Ohhhh how nice to have a year around garden.
    The lemons look great and plentiful. Enjoy using them. Wishing you a wonderful new year of happiness, great health and wonderful new adventures in life.

  4. Your garden is enchanting. Merry Christmas to You and Your family

  5. Oh your garden is beautiful....It must be wonderful to garden year round. Merry Christmas...

  6. I can't tell you how exotic it seems to me to have so many citrus fruits in a garden. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. It is all just lovely, Su. Here we are growing icicles and snowmen. Christmas blessings- xo Diana

  8. I love seeing your citrus trees, one of the things I miss so much about Scottsdale! Merry Christmas!

    Ricki Jill

  9. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas !!
    Happy New Year !!

  10. How pretty your garden looks, I especially like the lemon tree, the scent must be amazing. Happy new Year!

  11. Beautiful pictures. Happy New Year. Hugs.

  12. A lovely garden! Happy New Year! I'm looking so forward to Spring!


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