Five years ago after much discussion and arguing we landscaped our property. Reggie, my husband felt our yard was fine, and needed nothing more than a quick trip to Home Depot to pick up whatever plants were on sale. I on the other hand had visions of a rose garden, fruit trees, grapevines, berries, flowers, grasses, succulents, and everything else I had clipped from various garden magazines. I eventually won and we now have a peach tree, apricot, fuji apple, guava, avocado, orange, blood orange, meyer lemon, pomegranate, tangerine and a fig tree.
It’s summer and I am feeling the anticipation of the first fruit. Today Reggie surprised me with a plate of peaches and blackberries-so yummy. It does not get any more organic than this- going outside and picking something from your garden and taking that first bite. Living in southern California, I am fortunate to live in a perfect climate where just about anything will grow.
If you already have a fruit garden, think about adding a variety that is not readily available in your local market. I love blood oranges and planted a tree that bears an abundant harvest. You will be amazed at how quickly your tree will reward you with delicious fruit. If you are just starting your garden or if you have limited space, think about planting a dwarf lemon tree in a container. There are so many possibilities, you will be pleasantly surprised.
What are you growing in your garden?