The citrus trees arrived last week: a meyer lemon and a chinotto orange, the two most fragrant bloomers in the One Green World catalog. They’re for the southern patio of this not-quite-real-yet bakery I’m planning, but for the time being the orange is in our greenhouse and the lemon, still wrapped up in its half gallon pot, sits on the window sill in full, glorious bloom. Keep an eye out for big ceramic planters, will you? I’ve been watching Craigslist for weeks without success.
Bakery planning is stalled at the contractors' estimates (months! it’s been months!). I need those numbers to make the project budget, sign the lease, finalize the design, submit permits, seek financing. Until then its all just ideas on paper. Still, the lemon tree in the window is real enough. I can see its dark, glossy leaves out of the corner of my eye as I sit at my desk, scrolling through used equipment auctions or rearranging a digital floor plan I’d rather be building. The scent of lemon blossoms fills the room.
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