My passions - things that grow pretty or yummy, cooking things I grow with a pinch of sugar and spice and my love of photos and journals. Not least of all my family - like Kumquats mainly sweet but can be "tart" and so often pixelated. Always, always with humor and love.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Blog Namesake - Kumquat
I thought I would share some pictures of my fruit laden Kumquat plant ( Fortunella Japonica). The two kumquat plants are in two planter boxes next to the path that leads to my upper garden. I bought the two Fukushu Kumquat plants about 4 years ago and it has really taken off. Each year it has tons and tons of large delicious kumquat. But even before, those delightful fruits appear, the garden is filled with the most amazing fragrance of the kumquat flowers!! Heavenly.
The tree is laden with green kumquats that are just starting to turn a bit yellow
Aeonium naturalize along the path leading to the upper garden.
A flower stalk of the Aeonium filled with multitudes of yellow flowers. It is a favorite of bees.
The reflected heat of the garden helps create a micro climate for that the Kumquat loves.
The Kumquat is a delightful refreshment that I indulge in a couple of times each day especially if I am working in the garden. This year, I am also thinking of making some preserve from them and incorporating them in desserts and salads.