I am originally from Switzerland and yes I miss my family and friends but could it have been replaced with any better place then South California? I don't think so.. Even though the nights are still very cold, the temperatures are already up in the 70 and the sunny mornings definitely are a plus when it comes to motivation in getting up early and getting things done. Our trees around the house seem to enjoy the warmth as well, they're growing so fast, and a few already have lots of beautiful flowers and plenty of fruits. Of course they're all still in the beginning stages but the trees look lovely with all their new growth. Over the last couple of years we took a few trips up to our favorite nursery, the Bonita Creek Nursery, and here is what we have purchased:
This is our Sapote Tree, I have to say it does look quiet odd, looking at it now haha, but it does carry fruits.
This is a Strawberry Guava Tree Boysenberry
Meyer's Lemon Tree
A almond Tree
The unstoppably growing apricot Tree
On the left is a Sugar Pear Tree which is being planted as I write
this is my sunshine blue Blueberry (I just had to get it alone because of it's look) I still have to plant it into a pretty pot. From the nursery I learnt that it's best to keep the Berries in a bigger Pot for it is easier to control it's growth which makes perfect sense since we did plant raspberries in the ground and even though we all love the berries they are growing like weed !!
and our Loquat Tree which yet has to give fruits.. insha'Allah (God willing)