I love Saturdays in springtime! Yep, it's spring down here in Smogville. It was above 80 today, clear and perfect. And, our orange trees are blooming, so the entire backyard is perfumed with citrus blossoms. I celebrated this delightful day by massacring the crabgrass in my backyard. It was the horticultural equivalent of an 80s slasher flick, except it was too hot to wear a hockey mask, and I used a shovel instead of a machete.
I was too busy committing mass murder to take any garden pics, but I have a few from a couple of weeks ago. Here's our peach tree in full bloom:
I don't know why more people don't plant fruit trees instead of ornamentals. This tree is definitely pretty enough for the front yard, as lovely as any dogwood or flowering plum--but it also makes tons of yummy peaches. Here's a closeup of some flowers:
Speaking of ornamental, here's our Indio mandarinquat:
OK,back to the flowers. Here's our Dorsett Golden apple, happily blooming away:
And now for something completely different... My husband just wandered in and did an impression of manure spreading as line dancing to a Billy Ray Cyrus song (you don't really have to ask which one, do you?). I really should change the name of this blog to Gardening in Absurdia, because that's definitely where I live.
Happy spring from your absurd rainy day gardener!
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