Sun Room Citrus
One tree I’ve always wanted to grow, but never could here in the mountains is citrus – Lemon, lime, tangerine, mandarin (maybe orange and grape fruit for the Hubby but I don’t care for them.) Now with the new house we can follow in the steps of the previous folks and grow citrus in pots in the Sun Room.
Of course my mom has embraced this idea and bought my first lime, a “Mexican” which is sometimes called a Key Lime in Hawaii. She also talked my Aunt Denise in to buying us a Mandarin, “Satsuma” (thank you Aunt Denise!) and I bought a “Meyer” Lemon.
I’ve been reading up on what Citrus need / like and think I can actually pull this off. I just need to find a good sale on pretty pots now (glazed in large sizes are expensive!)
My Mandarin already has a lot of fruit on it. That will be fun – some fresh vitamin C in the winter!
Gracing the Sun Room with it’s presence is also another favorite plant of mine – Bougainvillea. We cannot grow this plant in the mountains too as we get too cold and our freezes are much too hard. This beautiful vine grows all over the place in more mild California climates and is prolific in Mexico. I’ve always admired its and bright cheery blooms and hope to train it up a trellis on a wall in the Sun Room.
We’ll see how I do… Now back to reading.