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Lemons Ron's Greenhouse

On this day, March 27, 2002, Eggshelland was covered with snow but in Ron Manolio's greenhouse,
he had lemons growing as large as grapefruits.  A Bird of Paradise was blooming
along with roses and other plants.


Ponderosa Lemon Tree: Citrus limonia
Biome/Climate: Tropical, Temperate Type: Fruit Tree Size: 10+ Feet

Ron with bloom  
Ron Manolio with Bird of Paradise bloom.

pick lemon


Ponderosa Lemon, also known as rough lemon, this is ever-flowering and ever-bearing. Used
for lemon pies and juice, it's thick skin and large size make it a novelty.



Ron holding lemon blossoms.


Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida)
Notice the pale yellow rose blooming  in the upper right.

bird of paradise

Bird of Paradise

prize car

One of Ron's cars, a vintage 1931 Chrysler CM6 Roadster, another of his many hobbies.
We so enjoyed our visit with Ron and Betty today.

Growing Lemons - Lemons are naturally warm climate fruit  grown commercially in the Mediterranean and the USA. They are however perfectly suited to growing in the house, greenhouse or conservatory  providing wonderfully scented blossoms in late spring.
MAHM'S LEMON PIE It is no surprise that Bob Hope's favorite pie is lemon meringue - especially when it is made the way his mother (Mahm) used to make it.
Shaker Lemon Pie


French lemon pie recipe

1 c sugar
1/2 c white corn syrup
juice of 1 lemon
rind of one lemon
3 eggs
1/4 tsp lemon extract
1/4 tsp butter flavoring
1 c crushed graham crackers
1 unbaked pastry shell

Mix ingredients in order listed. Pour into unbaked pastry shell Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and serve.
20 Lemon Recipes
Avgolemono   (Chicken-Lemon Soup)The perfect start to any meal, or wonderful with bread and a salad!
Simple and Effective Lemon Cleaning Mixtures - Lemons are highly acidic, which makes them a strong cleaning agent. Additionally, they provide a delightful and refreshing clean scent! 
Midi Playing: Fools Garden - Lemon Tree
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