Oranges and lemons…

Oranges and lemons

When we bought our house we inherited a lemon tree with an orange branch grafted onto it. It is very strange, and many people do not believe such a thing is possible πŸ™‚ It is a magnificent tree, providing us with nearly a year round supply of lemons and Seville oranges. Well, we think they are Seville, they are quite tart but very nice added to juices.Β  They are full of pips though! The leaves and blossom are quite different too; the orange blossom smells glorious when it is out. The ones I picked today for this picture found the lemon leaves quite pale and yellow in comparison to the orange leaves.Β  Having arranged them nicely to sketch and paint, I found the leaves seem to move on their own! Most strange…..Watercolour and ink.

CIMG1094Our tree, just outside the back door.

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31 thoughts on “Oranges and lemons…

  1. Love your artwork and photo. I grew up in a house in the state of Oregon in the US and we had a tree that were three cherry trees grafted together, bing, pie and black cherry. Thank you for sharing because it brought back good memories. -Max-

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  2. Hi Wendy,
    The realism in your painting is astounding. The other pic reminds me of the citrus trees I had in the backyard in Florida. The convenience of them was so wonderful ! Looks like Spain is warmer than we have here. It’s only 4 F here with a 30kt wind. Stay warm πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful painting!!
    In my family since few generations we use this method of refinement for trees and bushes πŸ™‚ For some apples you need to use other (than original plant) pad to be able to grow healthy fruits in future. It’s very interesting process πŸ™‚

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