Tuesday, September 9, 2008

B's, happy and sad

Well the bee orgy has started on my Improved Meyer Lemon tree. The August rains finally brought some blooms to my tree and as anticipated, the bees are very happy. You can't see how many bees are actually on this tree in this picture though. It's hard to photograph them when they keep going where they want to go. I can't wait to see how many lemons they make. Maybe I'll have a good chance to make some more Meyer Lemon marmalade for Christmas. But I can't remember how long it takes for the lemons to ripen, so we'll see.

My brugmansia had a tough time being relegated to the potting shed during Tropical Storm Gustav. It had been heavily laden with leaves but after a few days in the shed, it dropped the majority of them. I even had a grow light on it but that didn't suffice. Or maybe it was something else it didn't like. This is one of those plants that I keep hanging on to, even though it seems to be more trouble than it's worth. Looks kind of sad, doesn't it?

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