If there were an app to allow me to share a scent with you today, I would share the scent of these lovely Meyer Lemon blossoms that are sitting on my dining table as I write. Since that app doesn’t seem to have been invented, yet, I have few other ideas on how you can bring this ethereal fragrance to your abode.
We bought this “Improved” Meyer Lemon at the extraordinary Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon on our way home from Orcas Island the other day. In the dead of winter the beauty and wonder Christianson’s offers was even more pronounced in contrast to the cold and bare fields that cover the Skagit Valley this time of year. I loved walking through all of the cozy green houses and visiting with their lovely turtle doves.
If you are heading to the San Juan Islands I highly recommend taking a little detour down Best Road to visit there any time of year, you’ll be glad you did. If that’s a little out of your way, I’m sure Christianson’s will also be at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle February 17 – 21. They always do a grand display and usually have some citrus plants for sale.
If the PNW is a little out of your range right now take a look at this potted Meyer Lemon on sale on Amazon right now; or this Bareroot dwarf Meyer Lemon plant at Williams Sonoma.
If houseplants aren’t your thing you could just order a bottle of orange blossom water to spritz on your face, or make a piping hot cup of white coffee, or to scent your meringues.
If, on the other hand the dwarf lemon seems too petite and you’d like to have something citrus on a bigger scale, here’s how you could create a little citrus grove in your abode.
|Ahhh, to live in a citrus grove|
If you don’t fancy florals but love the lemons, perhaps you’d like to make a jar of preserved lemons to add zest and flavor to your meals all year round (so easy, and they taste SO much better that those you buy).
|Preserved Meyer Lemons Recipe|
Well, that’s the end of my lemon love affair for now; what citrus are you crushing on this winter?