And how are the citrus trees doing?

I know all of you are just dying to know this.  I do worry about the citrus trees.  And when they are first brought out in the spring they can look pretty bad.  But with a little attention and some fertilizer they perk right up.

 

 

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In April, when these first came out, the one on the far left had a few bugs.  My friend Keith, who was helping me move them, was advising a major insecticide  spraying program.  Instead I sprayed them every day with a strong stream of water and picked a lot of disgustingly squishy things off, gave them all some food and now look how good they look. 

 

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And they are all blooming.  So baring any hail we should have a good crop.

 

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And their winter housemates the geraniums managed to avoid getting sunburned this year.  I hardened them off by setting them in the doorway for a week or so before moving them completely  outside.  They will have more blooms soon.  I just started feeding them.

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1 Comment

  1. Jane Mirko

    Martha,
    What’s in the pots in front of the citrus? They look like agapanthus, orchids, day lillies, Chinese orchids – all big performers in California. How I envy your garden.
    Regards,
    Jane

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