Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Darling Lemontime



You like lemons? I've got lemons.



You don't like lemons? I've still got lemons.



And pomegranates. Strange that my notoriously under-achieving trees are suddenly fecund. Strange that I actually have cause to use the word fecund. Always wanted to, but the occasion never arose. Fecund equals fertile plus something vaguely lascivious, I think.

Yes? No?

In any case, worth pondering, while I peel another bucket of guavas.

23 comments:

  1. You won't get a lemon at Toyota of Orange.

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  2. But we also have oranges. Lemons and oranges.

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  3. Sure makes a pretty centerpiece? Have you thought about taking up still life painting?

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  4. Linda and Christina can do magic with my poms and quinces.

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  5. Speaking of lascivious trees, I'll trade you clementines for pomegranates, if you're not too full of citrus.

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  6. Too many lemons? Is there any such thing? If you are going back up the mountain over here I would be delighted to find a few on the doorstep. Hold the pomegranates, those I have, though not as photogenic as yours. "The pomegranate is a symbol that the Queen of the Dead [Persephone] will return to earth, bringing spring with her, before she retreats again into the underworld"---from Dinner With Persephone by Patricia Storace. A wonderful read, by the way, if you haven't and can find it.

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  7. You can send both in my direction if you're overloaded. I need lemons for my traditional Thanksgiving lemon meringue pie, amongst other things. I love your tree picture! Did you feed it citrus tree spikes, by chance? I bought my daughter a little lemon tree and it turns out they need to be fertilized like crazy.

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    1. That is sooo true.. I fertilize mine w/Osmocote.. My tree produced more this year than last..:-)

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  8. Ohh . . . I wish I had pomegranates! Some grapefruit, key limes, and meyer lemons but mine aren't producing very well this year

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  9. Yes, I've heard about them being heavy feeders. Wish I could say I'd something brilliant, but I didn't. Maybe some fertilizer from the stables finally broke down in the soil. The lemons are not ready to pick, but when they are, you'll get some, Doris. I can send some, Marjie, but it will be after Thanksgiving.

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  10. I've nothing to trade but cold hard cash. Please: 6 lemons, 6 oranges and I would love some clementines!

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  11. How about some kind of pomegranate/lemon smoothie?
    No, scratch that, pomegranate/lemon martinis!

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  12. Is that a lascivicious look Albert is giving the lemons? I can't get "fecund" out of my head now. It sounds rude, like "feck" and "cu**" combined. And does it only apply to women?

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  13. Bellis, your use of "old english" is quite wonderful!

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  14. wow i'd love to take some of those pomengranites off your hands lol. My grandson who lives with us loves them and they are pretty expensive in the store. He's waited all year for this season. And lemons - I miss the lemon tree i had back at my old house - I loved going out and picking lemons off of them as needed.

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  15. So beautiful lemons and pomegranates, Karin!
    They looks delicious!
    I agree with Bellis, sounds Albert is desiring the lemons.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  16. I've probably got the only dog on earth that loves citrus.

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  17. Did you ever get around to painting that skeleton tree blue?

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    1. One of my series of gardeners took it out some time ago. Probably the same group that took out my smoke tree, which wasn't dead but hibernating.

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  18. Good morning Karin!
    Lilac is one of my favorite colors too.
    All orchids I have growing in my garden I did this way: I took it off from the flower pot and tied it on the trunk of the tree with ribbon or cotton string.

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