Orange Blossom Goodness

One of our favorite times of year is when the citrus trees begin to bloom.  The lemons have bloomed and set fruit but the star of the orchard right now is the Ambersweet orange tree.  It’s loaded with blooms and it’s filling the orchard with the sweet smell of orange blossoms.  I make a trip out to it almost every day just to sniff it.  The honey bees and native pollinators are hard at work making sure we have plenty of oranges in the fall.  These are some of the best oranges we’ve ever eaten, but that can be said of almost everything we grow on the homestead.  Most citrus will do great in pots as long as they are properly cared for.  We’ll be adding more citrus, if for no other reason than for the wonderful smells.