The orange blossoms do give out an intense and distinguished aroma that will knock your socks off. Floridians only wear flip flops and now you know why.
It seems that the citrus trees have been in bloom for a long time this year and there have been tons and tons of blossoms attracting large bumble bees. Hopefully that is an indication of lots of fruit for much later this year.
The strong aroma is easily carried on the wind and when it hits you, there is no escaping. We don't have an orchard out on the Back Forty but the smell could easily fool you.
We have one Parson Brown on the left and on the right is the lovely and sweet Valencia. The latter gives us juicy oranges in February.
Writing about the orange blossoms reminds me that it is time to fertilize the citrus trees to provide them with nourishment and minerals to give them a boost of energy for their fruit production. A gardener's work is never done.
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