Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I need to pick a new fruit tree or two...oh yay.



For Christmas, my sister gave me the best gifts ever. She wrote me a letter. She told me what I mean to her. I don't think I've ever been in tears on Christmas Day before. She is beautiful. Then when I opened the framed picture of my Grandmother, the most beautiful human that ever lived on this planet, I was really sniffling up a storm.
She also gave me money. She knows how passionate I am about gardening and about food. She gave me the money to purchase a plant. Maybe a tree or bush. Something perennial. She wants to help me plant it so that I will think of her every time I see it. If you knew how close we are, this would make perfect sense.
I am thinking of another citrus or semi-tropical fruit. I have emailed my fruit tree supplier to see want they will have available for spring.
On New Years Eve my husband asked me to make him a Moscow Mule. They are so delicious. I squeeze fresh lime into them. I said, 'I don't have any limes.....but I do have lemons that look almost ripe in the greenhouse'. I put on my pink flowered boots, grabbed my ultra cool tiny flashlight and went out and picked a Meyer Lemon. It was delicious, but limes really are better in this drink. So I'm thinking, maybe a lime tree. What do you think?

9 comments:

Gardeningbren said...

I adore Limes and use them a lot so I say yes to a lime tree.

Happy New Year Erin! Hugs from across Canada.

Joan said...

What a great Christmas gift! And planting a lime tree is a perfect way to remember your sister and also your grandmother and all those memories and connections you have with both of them. A perfect thing to toast when you drink your Mules made with your own limes.

Erin said...

Thanks Brenda. I think so too. :-). I will need to take a bit of the greenhouse bench down to make room for it, but it would be worth it,

Erin said...

Hi Joan. I will do just that,

Mark Willis said...

If you had a Lime tree you would need a Gin-and-Tonic tree too!

Erin said...

I like the way your mind works Mr. Willis. I'll look for one.

southernruralroute said...

Go for the lime tree! You've already got the lemon tree. Every winter, my friend Evie has been supplying me with Meyer lemons from her boss' tree. When my mother died on New Years Eve 2012 and she said her boss was going to send me flowers, I begged her to get me a lemon tree instead because flowers just wilt and die. She got me two. Now I can have Momma's Memorial Citrus Garden.

Erin said...

Can you recommend a lime type?

Erin said...

Do you have a favorite type?