And Breathe…

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After all of the emotional upset surrounding the destruction of the Arcadia Woodland – and I just read in an email that kids at a school near the former woodland were extremely upset because they could hear the noise of the huge trucks breaking down and pulling out the trees – it is good to get back into my own backyard. More to come on protecting what’s left in southern California and what we can learn from this horrible experience.

Anyway, tomorrow is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day but I probably won’t have time to post on Saturday because I will be teaching a class at Theodore Payne Foundation. The class is called Keeping ’em goin’ – how to care for your newly planted natives, and as always the powerpoint will be posted with a plant list next week.

Back to the garden. It feels like spring. The sun is shining, it is warm and things are really starting to pop. The manzanitas are in bloom, the toyons are still full of berries, and I harvested a tree full of Meyer’s lemons.

Sentinel manzanita (Arctostaphylos ‘Sentinel’)

Lester Rowntree manzanita (Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’)

Meyer’s lemon tree – so many lemons for such a small tree!

Backyard harvest of lemons and yellow limes in bag with avocados.

Thanks to Carol for sponsoring GBBD!

4 thoughts on “And Breathe…

  1. aloha,<br /><br />wow, look at all those lemons – i&#39;m sure your friends will be happy:)<br /><br />i a fan of these beautiful manzanitas – wish i could grow them in my neck of the woods

  2. I have a countertop arrayed with lemons myself, though in my case they&#39;re from a neighbor. I&#39;m struggling to find things to make with them but it&#39;s a good struggle. Friday was great, and today too. Nice to see the plants enjoying the season.

  3. Love the manzanita blooms. All the fruit on my Bearss Lime tree have turned yellow and I&#39;m still trying to figure out what to do with them!

  4. Wonderful sight those lemons and avocados. Do you have a picture of the avocado tree. My daughter would like to see what one looks like in a garden.

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