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Sour orange tree in our garden

Sour orange tree in our garden

Too sour to eat but good for cooking some traditional Mexican (Mayan) dishes. Owner of this house comes from Asia and they use it in cooking as well.
I cut them up for Orioles. They do not seem to mind them.

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Hi , Klahanie , we are just back from Portugal where our friends from Vancouver are "overwintering".
The oranges are in full harvest there and are very good . The weather there has been cool , according to them , but the light has been good . Between 13C and 18c most of the winter with some breeze . It was good whilst we were there , and warm in sheltered spots .
The oranges are on sale in our markets too , all sorts , very good . Bursting with Vit C , us !
Can you put on a pic of the orioles please ?

15 Mar, 2015


Hi Driad. I am glad that you enjoyed your time in Portugal despite the coldish weather. We have coldish weather here in Mexico as well and more rain than what we experienced in previous years.
I put a few pictures of orioles together for you in a blog section:


16 Mar, 2015


Wow what a great crop, very exoctic;00

18 Mar, 2015


All of them were cut for birds Pansypotter.

19 Mar, 2015


Hi Klahanie , thanks for the pics , as yet I have been unable to access them .
When do you go back to the Island ?

19 Mar, 2015


Soon Driad. Will be there for the most exiting time when all will come to life in my garden.

19 Mar, 2015


It's starting nicely here ; look forward to seeing yours this year !

19 Mar, 2015



I see there's a Thunbergia mysorensis growing in that orange tree.

I was going to grow T. mysorensis on my shade structure; however, all Thunbergia species grow much too fast here.

20 Mar, 2015


I love Thunbergia mysorensis for its uniqueness but you are right it is little bit rumbustious.

20 Mar, 2015


Yes, it is rumbustious; however, it's not as invasive as some of the other species. I cut down my Thunbergia alata 'Blushing Susan' 4 or 5 years ago....and it still pops up everywhere. I can't get rid of it!

21 Mar, 2015

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