In bloom!

Nothing beats the winter chill like a warm greenhouse full of flowering plants. We are fortunate to have a few plants in bloom right now, including Citrus × meyeri ‘Improved’ (the Improved Meyer Lemon). Citrus flowers have a delightful aroma, and with luck the plant will develop some fruits down the road.

Another plant that has just begun blooming (and is full of unopened buds!) is Ardisia solanacea (Myrsinaceae), a native of India. This plant gets its name from the similarity of its flowers to those of the tomato genus, Solanum.