So my gift to Benny Boo Boo Boo for our first year was a lime tree. We’re starting to become backyard orchardists in the valley, or at least attempting to be. I had it planted the day of our anniversary as I also juggled waiting for the Samsung repairman to come, and Best Buy to do a chest freezer drop off. I tell you, managing a house takes a lot of work.
After walking around the backyard for a good hour early in the morning I finally settled on a place. I even text friends, and then I recalled what my good friend Caroline Van Slyke of Boho Farm and Home told me the last time she visited. She thought I should one day plant a citrus tree in this specific area and I decided that’s where it should go. I even put a paper heart on the tree so Mr. Wonderful could see I got him a love lime tree instead of a love fern. There are already a few limes that will be ready for us to use soon which is perfect as I have come across a recipe from the latest issue of Better Homes and Garden for ginger lime sugar cookies! And like all citrus trees, I already painted the trunks white so the little babies don’t get a sunburn. Welcome to the new yard lime tree!
Diana Elizabeth told Mr. Wonderful that instead of a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day, she wants a dozen rose bushes from Whitfill Nursery. He then asked if that meant he could get her flowers from the yard from then on.