Mystery Plants & Green Thumb
Do you know what this is?
It’s a lemon tree!
I run by it most days. See those clusters of lemons just waiting to be picked?
Suddenly I have a craving for fresh-squeezed lemonade.
If you need more lemon-containing recipes, I have others, too.
There are plenty of plants in San Diego that I have no idea what they are called, other than pretty.
I’m sure someone will write to me with the names of them, but I just like to admire their beauty.
I know the basics that I see around my neighborhood: roses
And a yellow lily, right?
From my last post about my Much Needed Meetup, it was fun to hear who or what has been much needed in your life.
And yikes on those gas prices. We’re all in sticker shock!
1. Have you ever had a lemon straight from the tree? Or any other food straight from the farm?
I had farm-fresh, hand-picked avocados, locally grown avocados recently.
I have a CSA share.
And I support my local farmers markets.
But until I moved to San Diego I had never had lemons straight from the tree. I used to live in a 1920s house with a lemon tree the size of a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Only slightly exaggerating about that. It had 300 lemons at any given time. Crazy!
2. Are you good with plant names and types, or not so much?
I admit that I was not into gardening, plants, horticulture, nature, or anything remotely green until my early 20s. It was a world I was not familiar with and wanted nothing to do with. I just didn’t care!
My parents, ironically, are extremely into both cooking and gardening and until my early/mid 20s, I wanted nothing to do with, either!
Maybe it was my way of rebelling or dissing what they were interested in, because you know, anything parents are into is automatically uncool, right?
Now I embrace both cooking and plants. Boy how times have changed!
3. Are you a gardener? Do you have a green thumb?
I have done some container gardening on the patio and grow herbs and plants in my kitchen on the countertops, like my stevia plant.
Sometimes I kill the plants and sometimes I can keep them going for quite awhile. The stevia plant lasted about 3 months and then one day it was just dead.
My aloe plant is still going strong, 10 months later!
But I admit, with urban living and not having a yard or a private patio/deck and the fact that I live in San Diego with such amazing produce being grown year round by others, I haven’t ventured too much into the realm of gardening myself. One day though!
Until I have more time and space to devote to gardening, I’d rather spend my extra time reading blogs, writing my own blog, working on my photography, and being with Skylar.
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