“Beauty, Fragrance, and Fruit”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Gardens can be so sensual. It is easy, however, to appeal to the sense of sight with all the beautiful, colorful flowers and textures while the other senses are often overlooked. Wind rustling grasses or water features will fulfill the sense of hearing, but the sense of smell is often relegated to close inspection of flowers. Right now, you do not have to be close to the flowering citrus trees to smell their wonderful fragrance. They are perfuming the whole garden with an absolutely delightful scent.
We have satsuma and lime trees, and all are blooming. I know now why orange blossoms were so popular for brides years ago. The fragrance is not overpowering or cloying, but so fresh, floral, and spring like.
The heady perfume is not the only plus to citrus trees, the promise of fruit come early fall is just as important. This year there seems to be an abundance of flowers, and while not all will set fruit, it sure looks like there will be a bumper crop.
With beautiful flowers, wonderful aroma, and delicious fruit, it is no wonder that citrus trees are so popular.