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A lemon tree blooms in Missouri

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The sweet and subtle scent of citrus has permeated our dining room since our little Meyer Lemon Tree began blooming. We purchased the dwarf citrus on sale at Loew’s last summer. They also had kumquats, limes and dwarf oranges available, but I decided to start with the Meyer lemon, since I’ve heard it’s the easiest citrus plant to grow in a pot.

The photos above show the progression of the buds to blooms, which all happened over the past month. The petals are currently dropping. Our baby tree does not seem mature enough to produce fruit this year, but I hope that under our care someday it will. Maybe eventually we won’t need to buy bags lemons like the one from Whole Foods at the end of the slideshow.

Although we are just novices at this whole gardening thing, I am inspired by what nature will allow if you do the right things. For an inspiring look into the possibilities of permaculture, check out this video about Sepp Holzer‘s farm in Austria — he grows organic citrus trees on the side of a snowy mountain!

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About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on December 27, 2011, in Awesome, Gardening, Projects and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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