1 Gary Nardilla and his crew were set up in the cold house amidst the citrus trees.
2 Annie, my wardrobe stylist was waiting for me to dress for the shoot, to make last minute adjustments.
3 It seems that Tang was also waiting.
4 Such a face!
5 Sharkey knew something was up.
6 I really like this barn jacket and its warm shade of red.
7 The carriage roads were icy, slushy, and muddy and this is the perfect transport to the cold house.
8 Laurie Hepburn - field producer - was wondering where I was. I wasn't even a minute late!
9 There I am, in position and ready for action!
10 This unusual fruit is called Buddha's hand or fingered citron. Like citron, the peel is excellent when candied.
11 This is a Nagami kumquat - Unlike other citrus fruits, which have thick, pithy rinds, kumquat peel is thin and soft, and perfectly edible.
12 In fact, the peel is sweet, compared to its rather tart flesh. Candied kumquats are delicious.
13 Citrus flowers are either solitary, like this waxy, white, fragrant one.
14 Or clustered like these - you can practically smell their beautiful aroma.
15 Citrus limon 'Spanish Pink Variegata' - prized for its variegated foliage, striped fruit, and pink lemony pulp.
16 This is a sunquat - Like a kumquat, the whole fruit is meant to be eaten.
17 Andrea Mason - TV garden expert and Shaun Kass - my gardener
18 Dave Plisken - audio engineer - standing by
19 Gary got some beautiful tight shots of citrus for his 'B roll'
20 Citrus limon 'Striped Lemonade' - This unusual tree is especially beautiful from its variegated leaves and fragrant blossoms, to its striped fruit - lovely!
21 A better look at Citrus Limon's variegated leaves and flowers about to open.
22 Citrus x limonia ‘Otaheite’ or the "Tahitian Orange," This dwarf variety is considered to be the best of the indoor oranges - the fruit becomes a deep orange color and is actually thought to be a sweet lime and not an orange.
23 More blossoms yet to open.
24 Citrus hystrix 'Kaffir Lime' - The leaves of this tree are highly sought after and are used extensively in Asian cuisine, particularly in Thai cooking, for their delicious flavor and fragrance.
25 The wrinkly fruit also provides a unique flavor that just can't be reproduced by other citrus. If you've ever followed an authentic Thai recipe, it most likely called for 'Kaffir Lime' leaves.
26 These pristine blossoms belong to Citrus sinensis 'Blood Orange.' I really love this fruit because its distinctive tasting flesh is purple rather than orange.
27 Citrus limon 'Ponderossa' or 'The American Wonder Lemon' - this plant produces a thick mass of highly fragrant flowers, which become tiny lemons. Those lemons get bigger and bigger, often up to 5 pounds!
28 And more fragrant blooms and such shiny leaves!
29 Another view of Citrus limon 'Ponderossa.'
30 This little tree is loaded with flowers - can't wait to see its yield.
31 Citrus limon 'Meyer' - My favorite lemon because this thin-skinned fruit is much more flavorful the ordinary store-bought. I love its flavor in baking and cooking and these are ripening nicely.
32 Citrus x Citrofortunella mitis is similar to a mandarin orange.
33 A better look at the fruit - these small, juicy, sour oranges are wonderful in recipes and also for making preserves.
34 The citrus trees are thriving at one end of the 'cold house.'
35 Vegetables are growing at the opposite end of the cold house. That's Fernando tending the beds.