Friday, June 6, 2008

Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Tangerines, Grapefruit- and Bees!

When I bought my small home the big sell wasn't the actual house- but the yard and all of the promise it held for future gardening. The five full grown citrus trees were especially appealing. I have one of each -Orange, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine and Grapefruit and although some years have been better than others (probably due to how much water they have received) I always have at least a small crop of each. Here is one of the baby oranges just waiting to develop into a fat juicy delight!

When they go into bloom the scent is just heavenly- I step outside and am just overwhelmed by it. They also bring the bees out in full force- for a couple days this spring I was even visited by a huge swarm that hung out in the nearby Oleanders and then left for a better home.


mirage2g said...

Are those bees dangerous?

Dee said...

No I don't believe that swarming bees are dangerous- from what I have read, even the Africanized ones will not usually attack when swarming as they do not have a hive to protect! However I'm not out there messing with them either- live and let live!