Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fragrance and Beauty Making a Welcome Return

While most of our orchids are still showing buds and getting ready to pop, this beauty couldn't wait. It's a cymbidium called Tapestry 'Red Duke' and is blooming right now. We moved it into the house for display.  

I got this one when my mother-in-law repotted her plant and gave me a piece of it to grow. If you don't have a friend or relative with one to split for you, you can get one from Paul Gripp and the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate.

This white, very fragrant, flower is a cara cara navel orange. That little globe in the middle will eventually become a delicious fruit in a few months time if it can hang one. Right now, it's filling our yard with the most heavenly aroma.

Sure beats the skunks that ravage our garden at night.

As you can see, the tree is full of flowers. I'd be happy if half of these survived to become fruit. Heck, I'd be happy if ten percent of them did.

Finishing off this week's garden news, you can even see the beginnings of grape clusters on our ruby seedless vine.

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