Growing up, we had a lemon tree in our backyard in California. I loved to be able to go outside and just pick lemons whenever we needed them. As an adult, I must admit that of all the different kinds of citrus trees – lemon are my favorite. Our first home in Phoenix came with two mature citrus trees in the back garden….grapefruit and orange, but sadly no lemon trees. We did plant one, but moved a year later and so did not get to enjoy any lemons.
Each time I go on a landscape consult, it is an adventure. I never know what to expect. Will there be serious problems with any of the trees and plants? Or will my help be needed to re-design the landscape, adjust the irrigation schedule or help people learn how to maintain their plants? Well, life is full of surprises.
Of course, every time I go on a consult, I always bring my camera. I am always looking for examples of beautiful plants and problems to photograph. I then share many of them with you.
Yesterday, was a gorgeous spring day. The high was 78 degrees and I actually had two consults scheduled, within two miles of each other. My first client had just bought a new home and wanted help identifying her plants and how to take care of them. She also had inherited some sick citrus trees and needed help in how to help them.
First the good things that I saw….