" To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world " Russell Page

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's blooming now

Hi there my friends! It's been quite a while since my last post...
So let's celebrate this year fist the first blooms and a nice harvest of Buddha Hand or Fingered citron,(Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) .

The perfume is just wonderful and I have trouble at the thought of cooking them... I think they will sit there for quite a while, to be admired.
The poor plant suffered a massive cochineal attack ( grrrr x!x%#/¿!) last year, so it is a wonder that it has still managed to produce four big fruit ( the other two are still hanging on the plant).

 The shy Christmas Hyacinths bloomed their head off a couple of days later

The beloved Yuletide Camelia behaved well and bloomed generously, considered that Barcelona has not the perfect camelia weather... Summers are too hot and they struggle, but this is what they get so I'm happy with them anyway.

I just love Yuletide, that bright and clear shade of red! Blooms not too heavy.

Talking about harvesting, a nice bowl of wild oregano and serpolet thyme (the one that flavours all southern French stews) to store for cooking.

My precious gardening helpers at their favourite "in and out" game


  1. Minunate recolte si inflorescente ! Si cum se poate prepara ,, mana lui Budha '' ?

    1. Buna Dani! din cate stiu eu se confiaza exact ca si coaja de portocala sau de chitra. Este foarte parfumata, mai dulce decat lamaia obisnuita. Daca o sa am mai multe fructe anul acesta o sa incerc. Procesul este cam migalos, dar daca tot sunt in pom...;-)